Twin Springs Trail is an easy 1.4-mile hike (one way) up a valley on the eastern side of the Black Mountains, following an old vehicle route that has been reclaimed to a single track. The trail ends at a spring which surfaces at a gap in a volcanic dike. Adventurous hikers can continue cross country up the canyon beyond this gap to reach the two namesake springs. You may observe various wildlife species in the area that rely on the water provided at these springs, as well as wild burros and cattle. Use of the trail is most comfortable between the months of September and May, although early-morning hiking during the summer can be pleasant as well.
Twin Springs Trail is located in Mohave County, Arizona, 15 miles west of Kingman, in the Black Mountains. It is situated within the Mount Nutt Wilderness
To get to Twin Springs Trail from Kingman, follow Highway 93 north to Highway 68. Turn west onto Highway 68 and follow it approximately 9 miles to Estrella Road. Head south on Estrella Road for 4.7 miles to Shinarump Road. Turn right onto Shinarump Road and proceed 0.5 miles to Kaibab Road. Turn left (south) on Kaibab Road and proceed 2.4 miles to a jeep trail on your right. Turn right on this jeep trail and proceed about one mile, following the wilderness boundary, to trailhead parking.
Hiking and horseback riding.
Volcanic ash and lava depositions have weathered over the eons to create intriguing spires, caves, ledges and cubbyholes throughout this part of the Black Mountains. Keep your eyes open for wild burros that live in the area.
Permits, Fees, Limitations
Permits or fees are not required. Since this trail is located within wilderness, motor vehicles and mountain bikes are prohibited on the trail. Shade and drinking water are not available along the route.
Access to the trailhead will require the use of a four-wheel drive vehicle. Road conditions should not be a challenge to those with limited off-highway driving experience. The trail is not wheel chair accessible.
Camping and Lodging
Primitive camping without fees is available on public lands year-round. Motel lodging is abundant in Kingman and Bullhead City, AZ.
Food and Supplies
There are many large grocery stores and businesses supplying outdoor recreation needs in nearby Kingman and Bullhead City.
The nearest hospitals are in Kingman, AZ (approximately 25 miles east of the trailhead) and in Bullhead City, AZ (approximately 30 miles west of the trail head). In the event of a medical or law enforcement emergency people may call 911 or the Mohave County Sheriff’s Department 928-753-2141.
Davis Dam, Arizona 1:100,000 Surface Management Map (1999)
Mount Nutt, Arizona 7.5’ USGS topo
Kingman Field Office
2755 Mission Boulevard
Kingman, AZ 86401-5308
Phone: (928) 718-3700
Fax: (928) 718-3761
Field Manager: Ruben Sanchez
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., M-F