Blue Ridge Cave Trail No.608

EASY 17 reviews

Blue Ridge Cave Trail No.608 is a 6.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lakeside, AZ that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and horses and is accessible from April until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

6.7 miles 616 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

walking

horseback riding

cave

lake

rocky

The Ice Cave trail Connects to Blue Ridge trail in the TRACKS White Mtn trail system http://www.tracks-pinetop-lakeside.org/trails/trails.htm

backpacking
14 days ago

great trail to go back packing and hiking

hiking
20 days ago

to do this whole Blue Ridge Cave Trail AZ it supposed to be, is longer than 6.7 miles. Also, the trail hasn't moved in several places you can't follow the trail that you have to follow the horse path. This path is very miserable to walk on Due to the rocks, horse road apples, and uneven ground all over the place... without a break. There is nothing you can look at because of the constant need to look at the ground. There is not much to look at here. You will pass a little lake and a little cave, But other than that, it's just a trail through the forest.

walking
1 month ago

A pretty trail ,dogs love it walked around the lake as much as was possible. Easy trail !

walking
2 months ago

Easy, walked around the lake, poop shit everywhere from horses.

hiking
2 months ago

This is a fun easy trail. We had from ages 13-68 easy enough for all.Cave was cool.

hiking
6 months ago

Was a lot of fun. Missed the cave initially but found it on the way back down. When headed up you will see a wooden sign labeled Ice Cave. Go to the left of that sign. The trail kind of y's at that point. The cave is surrounded by a large chain link fence, the local horse rental place does that loop for their rides. Significantly cooler inside the cave, a little sketchy getting into it, need some sort of light. Head lamp or flash light would be the best. My phone light was sufficient.

hiking
7 months ago

We enjoyed this trail. It was rocky, muddy and wet on a warm February day. We hiked past runoff from Scott's Reservoir, skirted round the reservoir, and climbed through thick pines. Our turn around was the ice cave, which we didn't descend due to lots of slick ice.

hiking
11 months ago

A nice walk. Rocky at points, but it IS in the mountains. Well marked due to being a popular horse trail. Not difficult.

hiking
1 year ago

It was a good hike. My mini dachshund loved it too. We went past the cave to the next trail intersection at about 7248 ft. We did not turn left at the intersection (1.5 miles more to Blue Ridge Mt) as we were running out of daylight. Coming back, you will need to veer right on the trail in order to go past the cave again. Probably 7 miles total. I'll bring a flashlight for the cave next time.

mountain biking
1 year ago

Challenging trail with lots of small boulders. It was a lot of work to get to marker 20 but was rewarded with some fun downhill for a short time. Hiked a bike through some of the more challenging areas.

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hiking
1 year ago

Nice trail, lots of other hikers as well as horse riders. The trail is well marked except the actual ice cave, which is not marked but is surrounded by a chain link fence so as long as you are looking for that you can't miss it. The opening to the cave is small and you will have to crawl through but once you are inside it opens up quite a bit. As others have said, be sure to bring a flashlight or headlamp, I used my cell phone flashlight and it was ok. The trail is rocky, but pretty flat and is suitable for kids. I brought my 6 and 8 year old and they completed all 4 miles fairly easily. The first 1/2 mile or so is ugly, as you are walking past houses and properties on one side, but once you cross the small stream and head out into the woods it is nice. You walk past Scott's reservoir, which was fun for my kids to take a break and skip a couple rocks and there is some decent tree cover for shade for the second half of it as you go towards the cave. Overall, it's a great family hike.

1 year ago

Nice hike with horses/cows, streams, large reservoir, and ending with ice cave. Stay on the blue diamond trail and around miles ice cave is on the right. Didn't get a chance to explore the cave but might be possible with a headlight, if you continue past cave the hike goes 1.2 miles further, which would bring the total to around 6.5 miles. We turned around at the cave.

2 years ago

Some interesting landscape, some areas are scarce because of fire. Rocky going in, gotta watch your footing. Bring flashlight to explore cave.

hiking
2 years ago

The trail is disappointing for the first half mile, but is nice once it enters the woods. Fairly level to the reservoir then gradually uphill for the second mile to the ice cave (really a collapsed lava tube. )

hiking
3 years ago

Nice hike that takes you past Scott Reservoir and then a steady climb up the mountain.
Several side trails are visible and the Ice Cave is not marked, so we nearly pasted by without seeing it. There is a chain-link fence around the cave opening, but the gate was open. All in all, a nice climb of about 4 miles round trip.