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Feb 01 2019
ChampandBeans
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30 male
 Joined Dec 22 2018
 Kingman, AZ
White Cliffs Wagon TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 01 2019
ChampandBeans
Hiking3.19 Miles 468 AEG
Hiking3.19 Miles   2 Hrs   15 Mns   1.66 mph
468 ft AEG      20 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
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So this is an easy trail to get to by car. Didn't notice any graffiti when I was there this time though there was a sizeable pile of cigarette butts in the parking lot ( ](*,) nothing I hate more than littering). Crossed the bridge and breezed on by the ruin as I had my pup with me. Hiking the wagon trail is really interesting and makes you feel like you're in touch with the past. We went to the end of the trail and turned right on the jeep trails. Down a little ways we went left and went up a pretty steep and rocky hill. The trail kept on for a while and we followed it around until we were able to stop at the peak to the let of one of the radio towers. Awesome view of the stockton hill area of Kingman. Stood there and let the wind cool me off for a little while before heading back down.

Back down at the main jeep trail we turned left instead of returning to the wagon trail. We followed the jeep trail around to where a bunch of other trails hooked up and turned right to follow the power lines back to the road. On our way down that road we saw another old building of some sort on our hike down that trail. Be careful if you take that road there are a few areas where the gravel is loose (I fell down once). Overall a nice hike on a nice day.

*I'd like to note that this trail has virtually no shade once you get out to the end of the wagon road. Do not hike this trail in the warmer months you'll roast.
Dec 16 2018
ChampandBeans
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30 male
 Joined Dec 22 2018
 Kingman, AZ
Camp Beale LoopNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 16 2018
ChampandBeans
Hiking3.20 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking3.20 Miles   1 Hour   31 Mns   2.70 mph
500 ft AEG      20 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
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The Fort Beale Loop is a local Kingman trail that is used by hikers and mountain bikers alike. This trail is dog friendly though I had to pick cactus tines out of mine at the end. It has some very steep and rocky sections so proper foot gear is a must. It offers some stunning vistas of the nearby Hualapai mountain range and the surrounding mesas. My dog and I sat at the top where there is a bench at the branch where you can go left to continue down the loop or right to continue on to some other trails to watch a spectacular sunset. (It should be noted that we started off going to the right at the trailhead. It appears that you're actually supposed to start off going to the left at the trailhead though it's not labeled as such.)

I would not recommend this trail in the summer months as it's liable to be too hot and there are plenty of places for rattlesnakes to hide right next to the trail. This trail is narrow and sometimes hard to see in failing light so be familiar with it if you're going to hike up to watch the sunset or you're liable to wander into the middle of a cactus forest on accident. Take plenty of water and go to the bathroom before hitting this trail. There is no water and no facilities, just a small parking lot at the trailhead. We're going to explore the other trails that connect to the loop in the near future.
average hiking speed 2.18 mph

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