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Cherum Peak Trail, AZ

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Difficulty 3 of 5
Distance Round Trip 5.45 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,915 feet
Elevation Gain 1,040 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,414 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 12.52
Interest Peak
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Routes 17,031
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Preferred   Sep, May, Jun, Aug
Seasons   Autumn to Late Spring
Sun  5:44am - 7:41pm
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Named for Cherum, a Hualapai chief, and a full-day battle that took place there in January of 1868 during the Hualapai War from 1866 to 1870. Estimated that 1/3 of the Hualapai people died during the conflict through violence or whooping cough.
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The route climbs steadily to gain about 700 feet of elevation over the first two miles, passing through patches of pinyon pine woodland and Arizona chaparral bush. You will be high on the crest of the Cerbat Mountains at about the two-mile mark, with spectacular panoramic views of the Black Mountains to the west and the Music Mountains to the east. Hikers continuing from this point will find that the trail ties into a little-used jeep road about one-quarter mile later. Following the jeep road for a short distance, you will be just below Cherum Peak summit. The trail once again becomes a single track at this point, leading to the summit. Horses and mountain bikes are not recommended on the last 1/4 mile of the trail leading to the peak.

Arizona 7.5 minute: Chloride

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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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High Clearance possible when dry

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12 miles northwest of Kingman

On Highway 93, 20 miles north of Kingman at milepost 51, BLM's Big Wash Road heads northeast. Follow this road about 13 miles, past Windy Point and Packsaddle recreation sites. The Cherum Peak trailhead will be located on your left, just before the road begins to descend steeply toward Chloride. Park alongside the road, not blocking traffic. High clearance vehicles are recommended on Big Wash Road, although four-wheel drive is not necessary. Higher elevations of this road may become impassable during periods of snow or prolonged rainfall.
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