Mt. Nutt Wilderness - Twin Springs Trailhead
Twin Springs Trail is a 1.4-mile hike (one way) up a valley on the eastern side of the Black Mountains of Mount Nutt Wilderness. The trail follows an old vehicle route that has been reclaimed to a single track and ends at a spring which surfaces at a gap in a volcanic dike. 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. 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.
Since this trail is located within wilderness, motor vehicles and mountain bikes are prohibited on the trail. 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.
A four-wheel drive vehicle is required to access the trailhead. 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.