Explore the most popular nature trips trails near Kingman with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
8 days ago

My wife and I hiked to aspen peak from deer canyon yesterday. Starting at deer canyon adds two miles to the hike. So we traveled 7.4 miles.
It was a great hike and we saw a lot of wildlife along the way.
Weather was perfect, 85f and overcast.
Being from Bullhead City it was nice to escape the 118f weather.
We are looking forward to going to Hayden peak next.

I live in Kingman at the bottom of Hualapai Mountain so I have hiked this trail more times than I can count. There are two primary peaks to climb here: The Aspen Peak trail and the Hayden Peak Trail.

I'm writing this review to hopefully share valuable information. Aspen Peak is, without a doubt, the best view on the mountain. However, the true peak of Aspen Peak is hidden, and a sign throws people off thinking they have reached the top when they have not.

The top of Aspen Peak appears to be a bench with a little sign post that says "trail" - and it offers a mediocre view of the ranger station and campground. That little sign post should be removed as I have seen people stop here and assume this is the end of the hike.

KEEP GOING. Behind that bench is an incredibly obscured little trail. Look for the fallen logs marking the trail behind the bench. This little stretch is extremely steep and will take you up the last qtr mile or so. You will know you are at the top when you see a green road sign hammered into a tree saying, "Peak"

From here you can glimpse a breathtaking view to the northwest and see Kingman. Over on the rocks to your right, you can catch a spectacular view of I-40 East disappearing into the horizon towards Flagstaff and 93-S to Phoenix following the mountain ranges south.

The only direction you cannot see from here is southwest towards Bullhead or Havasu.

great hike

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice trail. First trail for my wife, getting ready for Havasupai Falls.

Beautiful trail

Great workout! Bring water or camelback. Rocky terrain, wildlife and blooming cactus and ocotillo April-May.

hiking
4 months ago

Took advice of other reviewers and hiked counterclockwise so we had the best views on the 2nd half of loop. We had a breezy and cloudy day which was beautiful over the mountains. Good workout!

on Camp Beale Loop

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful views and lots of wildlife!

walking
4 months ago

Great views, nice hike. Recommend spring or fall hike, no trees for shade during the summer.

trail running
4 months ago

Started out as a lovely trail run. The best scenery is on the back end - just amazing. The signs are inadequate. I got lost, and my phone inexplicably died, so I got more exercise than I had bargained for. GPS or a map is highly recommended. But since it is wedged between the 40 and the 93, with a good sense of direction, you'll find your way out...eventually :) Also, I couldn't find the trailhead noted on here but rather parked off the Coyote Pass area, which you can only reach going south on the 93 (toward Kingman).

first time hiking this trail..

This time of year should of been cold but temperatures were 60’s. Absolutely gorgeous and very easy hike for regular hikers. There are many spots you can get peace and quiet. Meditation would be no problem. I am from Running Springs California and the trails here have the same rock structure as home. Worth it for sure

mountain biking
6 months ago

The reward is definitely worth the climb! Some switch backs, but if whether you’re a first time mountain biker or not, you will not leave this place with out a smile on your face!

mountain biking
6 months ago

Excellent place to push some peddles!

hiking
7 months ago

This trail is beautiful! Nice incline with several switchbacks. Trail is clearly marked and well maintained. Entrance fee of 7.00 and they take debit cards. Not bad for fresh air! I've driven past the exit from interstate 40 several times and finally decided to check it out. It's only a 20 min drive up the mountain and so very worth it! I will do this again.

mountain biking
7 months ago

Very scenic, allow yourself enough time to have enjoyable experience. I suggest at least 3 to 4 hours. Although the entire loop could be done in about 2 hours.. I’m 55.. Watch the signs closely, I did check my GPS often... Moderate trail with a few difficult spots...But I did love it and I would go on it again to do for exploring the other connector trails..

hiking
7 months ago

Nice but very populated. The views are vast and for a northerner it was so refreshing to hike in trees and shade again. Saw many tarantulas. The hike out was less traveled, I could tell most people go to the first viewpoints and out again or to Aspen peak as an out and back. Nice area but not sure I'll come back here again, I prefer a lot more solitude.

hiking
7 months ago

Decent quick loop. Close to the highway but does at the apex of the hike get you away from it for a bit to a high and windy vantage point. I prefer to hike a lot further away from civilization but this was a backup when the road to the planned hike was impassable. Free range area so you're likely to come across some stock.

8 months ago

Nice hike for moderate hikers.

hiking
10 months ago

Out of shape hiker coming through. I hiked this trail counter clockwise and I'm glad I did. All the beautiful scenery is out in front nearly all the way down. I will hike this again.

hiking
Thursday, July 06, 2017

This trail is a hidden gem. For a great excursion around Kingman I highly recommend it. A little bit of wildlife and a beautiful view of the desert at sunset. Trail is well marked and easy to follow. Go counter clockwise to get most of the ascending elevation first.

hiking
Sunday, July 02, 2017

We hiked the Stonestep Lookout trail and the views were wonderful! The hike was only about 0.5 miles but it was very steep and had lots of switchbacks. I would rate this trail on the high end of easy and the low end of moderate...somewhere right in between. The elevation is fairly high at 6840'. The trails is fair well traveled and the foliage is all cleared away, but there are some fallen trees to pass under and boulders to traverse. I also saw a few lizards and a deer cross in front of us. The views at the top are just so incredible and intense. I will absolutely go on this trail again!

hiking
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Great Family Fun!

hiking
Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Cool hiking trail : )

hiking
Sunday, May 07, 2017

I love, love love this hike. It has fantastic views. Start to the right and hike up quickly with a long winding downward path after.

hiking
Sunday, May 07, 2017

We love this trail. It can be confusing at first, so pay attention to the direction you hike. Scenic and beautiful in spring.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Ok so yeah the trail starts off beautifully but then all the signs keep saying trail to the left and trail to the right and none mention which trail and where the end is in conjunction to that. I got lost. In the dark. Of course my own problem because I'm an idiot. I made it out by listening to the traffic but I made it out on the other side, on 40, after bouldering my way out through this canyon. Make sure you have a charged phone but coverage is in and out, but also check in with your friends. Especially if you're all alone. Like me. Needless to say, I will write an email and even volunteer to improve those signs lol.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Nice scenery but the trail is really rocky. Good hike !

hiking
Monday, September 26, 2016

The views are neat on the Aspen and Hayden trails. However, kind of a tame place for adventurous folk. There is some mountain climbing towards Hayden peak, near radio towers, but otherwise a mild experience with the main loop being only 3-4 miles round trip.

Would be a great place for a family outing, though. Lots of cabins nearby for rent. Friendly rangers at the ranger station.

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