Cherum Peak

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Views from Cherum peak
Cherum peak
Views from Cherum peak
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Elevation plot: Cherum peak trail
Cherum peak views

Location

How to Get There
This hike is located near Kingman, AZ.

To get to the trailhead: from the Kingman area, take I-40 west to HWY-93 North. Take HWY-93 north about 20 miles to mile marker 51. Turn right onto the signed junction of Big Wash Road. Take the well graded dirt road for 12.3 miles to the signed trailhead (on your left) for the Cherum Peak trail. A high clearance vehicle is recommended for this road.
city
kingman
state
az
Region
Northern Arizona

Hike details

Distance
5.40 [Miles] Total
Hike Distance- Details
5.4 miles round trip to the top and back.
Time
2.50 [Hours]
Time-details
We took about two and a half hours.
Elevation Change
1,000 Total gain/loss [Feet]
Elevation Details
about 1000 ft of climbing to the peak.
Hike Trail Type
Out and Back

Season

Best Season
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • October
  • November
  • December
Date Hike completed
January 11, 2007

Solitudue

Solitude
High
Solitude Details
Fantastic. We had this trail all to ourselves.

Difficulty

Difficulty Rating
Moderate
difficulty detail
The views are well worth the effort. The hike to get to the top of the peak was a Moderately difficult hike.

Permits

Be Aware of
High clearance vehicle needed

Hike to the top of Cherum peak in Arizona.

Watching silently as gamblers speed past on their way to Las Vegas, Cherum peak rests on BLM land in the Cerbat Mountain range. If you are looking for a break to stretch your legs, this is an excellent hike in this area to pick.   

As you drive up Big Wash road, be sure to enjoy the increasingly impressive views of the surrounding area along the exposed road. The signed trailhead is on your left, located at the intersection between Big Wash road and a dirt road leading up to some old mines.    

The trail is easy to follow for it's entire length. After a short descent, the trail climbs steadily towards the base of Cherum peak. The vegetation here is chaparral and some pinyon pine, with a greater percentage of pine trees as you reach the summit. There are a few gates on this trail, please close them behind you.

Nearing the peak, you will cross a closed Jeep road on two occasions. Both these junctions are signed for Cherum Peak (turn right at both junctions) and are shown on the map. The last 0.5 miles are the rockiest and steepest of the trail so far, but this is a short stretch. Your reward is great views of the surrounding area, including the whole of the Cerbat Mountain range, the Black Mountains (west) and Music Mountains (east). The mine to your south is Duval mine and they are looking for copper.

After you've finished enjoying the views, return the way you came.

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