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Kingman trails open for responsible use

Yvonne Phillips of Kingman utilizes the walking path located in Centennial Park, 3333 Harrison St. (Miner file photo)

Yvonne Phillips of Kingman utilizes the walking path located in Centennial Park, 3333 Harrison St. (Miner file photo)

KINGMAN – With many businesses, restaurants and organizations closed due to COVID-19 concerns, those who remain healthy enough to leave the home have plenty of options to remain physically active while practicing social distancing.

The City of Kingman itself maintains 9 miles of trails and Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course, in addition to 14 parks within city limits.

“(There is) almost 7 million square feet of turf between parks and the golf course to practice social distancing,” said Mike Meersman, city Parks and Recreation Department director.

Meersman said Camp Beale Loop has many trails that branch off one another, allowing for further social distancing should the main trail be crowded. People already in that area can also head over to Monolith Gardens, managed by the Bureau of Land Management. White Cliffs Wagon Wheels is another path boasting additional trails stemming from the primary.

Meersman explained that one of the area’s less intense paths is the concrete Mohave Wash Path, which goes from Beverly Avenue to Walleck Ranch Park before continuing past Kingman High School into the county. Those taking that path can also utilize Willow’s Park, the city’s newest dog park, located along the Mohave Wash walkway.

There is also a paved path at Centennial Park, 3333 Harrison St., that is just shy of a mile long.

“The recently cleaned up Historic Camp Beale Springs would be great for families, seeing the old building remnants and water reservoir along with a live spring,” Meersman suggested.

For a list of all Kingman area trails, their locations and distances, visit https://www.alltrails.com/. But Meersman reminded the community that those utilizing city trails, paths and parks should still take safety precautions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Maintain social distancing and wash hands frequently,” he said.

For more information on coronavirus precautions visitcdc.gov.

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