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Parks Department

Mike Meersman
Director
3333 Harrison Rd
Kingman, AZ 86409

Phone: (928) 757-7919
Fax: (928) 757-1766

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Walking Trails

CERBAT FOOTHILLS RECREATION AREA TRAIL SYSTEM

The City of Kingman and Kingman Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management, with funding from the Trails Heritage Fund, have completed a trail system within the Cerbat Foothills Recreation Area (CFRA). The trails include:

Camp Beale Loop - 3.26 miles
Badger Trail – 3.20 miles
Castle Rock Trail – 4.45 miles
Cook Canyon Trail – 8.10 miles

CFRA HISTORY AND PURPOSE (MAP)

The 11,300 acre CFRA is a mixture of Federal, State, County, City, and private lands. A management plan for the area was approved in 1995 by the City of Kingman and BLM. The plan sets a framework for long-term cooperative management of City and BLM controlled lands for recreational purposes.

CULTURAL RESOURCES

Human occupations in the CFRA date back at least 4,000 years. Late Archaic, Cerbat, Cohonina, and Hualapai people lived here. In 1871 the Army built a military post at Camp Beale Springs and established a temporary reservation for the Hualapai Tribe in this area.

WILDLIFE

The CFRA provides habitat for mule deer, Sonoran desert tortoise, coyotes, foxes, Gambel’s quail, mourning dove, several types of raptors, and many smaller mammals, birds, and reptiles.

VEGETATION

The CFRA is in an area of Mohave Desert scrub/semi-desert grassland, with yucca, beavertail, prickly pear, creosote, and mesquite.

MULTIPLE USE TRAIL GUIDELINES

GENERAL

  • Please stay on the designated trail
  • Avoid wet or muddy trails.
  • Keep to the right of the trail, save the left for passing.
  • Always announce your intentions when passing.
  • All downhill traffic yields to uphill traffic.
  • Approach each turn as if someone were around the corner.
  • Keep pets under control and/or on a leash when on the trail.

EQUESTRIANS/TRAIL STOCK

  • All trail users yield to saddle stock (horses and mules).
  • Travel at a safe speed.
  • Don’t leave stock unattended or insecurely tied.

HIKERS/JOGGERS

  • Joggers yield to all trail stock and hikers.
  • Hikers yield with caution to trail stock.

BICYCLISTS

  • Bicyclists yield to all other trail users.
  • When approaching trail stock, announce your presence, stop, and ask if it’s safe to pass. If not, dismount and stand to the side of the trail. Never spook an animal.
  • Control your bicycle, at a reasonable speed.

LEAVE NO TRACE

  • Plan ahead and prepare
  • Travel and camp on durable surfaces.
  • Dispose of waste properly.
  • Leave what you find.
  • Minimize campfire impacts.
  • Respect wildlife.
  • Be considerate of other visitors