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Cerbat Foothills Recreation Area

Located in west-central Arizona, Cerbat Foothills Recreation Area is an excellent example of multi-agency collaboration to provide outdoor recreation opportunities. Originally territory of the Cerbat, Cohonina, and Hualapai, it was established in 1995. Comprising 11,300 acres, it is jointly administered by the City of Kingman and the Kingman Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management’s Colorado River District.

The 10 Essentials

ACTIVITIES:

  • equestrian
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • trail running

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 40+ miles of multi-use trail rated easy to strenuous
  • Scenic view from Castle Rock

HABITAT:

Eastern Mojave Low Ranges and Arid Footslopes Ecoregion.

Mojave Desert scrub / semi-desert grassland.

AVAILABILITY:

Open year-round. Ideal seasons are late fall – early spring.

AMENITIES:

  • 6 trails open to hikers, horses, and mountain bikes
  • 4 trailheads with parking
  • Vault toilet at Coyote Pass TH

PERMITS / FEES:

No permits OR fees!

SPECIAL DESIGNATIONS:

Cerbat Hills is just off Historic Route 66

ACCESSIBILITY:

Kid-friendly
Dog-friendly
ADA: No known facilities
Public transit: Stop 15 (Grandview / Spring) on the Kingman Area Regional Transit (KART) Green Route is 1.3 miles from the Metwell Trailhead

NEAREST SERVICES:

Kingman is a full-service town.

HEADS-UP!

Risks include: extreme heat, dehydration (bring LOTS of water!), exposure, flash flooding, rattlesnakes, numerous species of spiny cacti.
Fire bans are in effect seasonally; check here for the latest conditions and restrictions.

Flora & Fauna

Spring is a great time to catch wildflowers, and you may also spot any of these:

  • Southwestern willow flycatcher (ENDANGERED)
  • Gila monster
  • Desert bighorn sheep
  • Beavertail cactus
  • Desert tortoise
  • Gambel’s quail
  • Wild rhubarb
  • Arizona lupine
  • Western burrowing owl
Kingman
64°
Sunny
5:59am7:11pm MST
Feels like: 63°F
Wind: 18mph N
Humidity: 17%
Pressure: 29.86"Hg
UV index: 0
SunMonTue
73/46°F
81/50°F
82/57°F

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