Overton Trail

MODERATE 18 reviews

Overton Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cave Creek, AZ that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.6 miles 560 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

1 month ago

2 months ago

Loved it first time since spring to hot in the summer!

7 months ago

easy trail, good couple hours at decent piece

7 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

It was a butt kicker. Will do it again soon

10 months ago

Fun hike. Took the baby on our Kelty-Pak. A little strenuous on the switchbacks, but very doable. Bring water. We did 2.5 liters.

10 months ago

Go early enough to be on the west did for sunset. We ate supper on a rock and watched not a sound and and amazing view

11 months ago

The Good: Nice hike, good distance for a 1 to 1.5 hour trip depending on your speed. Gradual incline along the first half either clockwise or counterclockwise and it was well marked. Views were nice along the way, but nothing breathtaking.

The Bad:
There are lots of guided horseback rides on this trail and a fair bit of horse poo.
We were hiking over a holiday week but in the middle of the day on A Monday it was pretty busy.
$6 park entrance fee per car or $2/person on bike, foot or horse.

geocaching
11 months ago

Ok trail, well marked $6 to get in, horse poo all over watch your step! Relatively busy if you're looking for a secluded trail, this isn't it. Family friendly loop with mild elevation gain.

11 months ago

Nice easy trail

1 year ago

Well laid out trail. We started counterclockwise on the trail & had a mild incline to reach the top. Views are great. A lot of sun, little shade. Went at 9:30am & saw 4 people on the trail. Very peaceful & relaxing hike.

hiking
1 year ago

It is a nice trail with a very gradual climb in the clockwise direction. I would have rated this an easy trail. I was unaware there is a $6/car fee/day to enter the park.

hiking
2 years ago

nice trail, well groomed and great northeast views

2 years ago

Moderate difficulty, good views, well maintained trails. Recommended.

hiking
3 years ago

Great Moderate trail that has amazing views of the desert and surrounding areas. Make sure you take plenty of water as there is *no* shade anywhere throughout the loop. The loop is formed by using part of the Go John Trail. Trailhead is at the visitor center.

hiking
3 years ago

The Overton Loop is a well groomed trail and some of the views were incredible. There was even a mineshaft on the hike which was pretty cool, even though not accessible. The hike was moderately difficult. Next time, I think I might try running it--at least most of it. :-)

NOTE that there is a charge at the park gate ($6.00 per car).

hiking
3 years ago

Nice views on this well-maintained trail.

hiking
4 years ago

We loved the trail. It gives a moderate to higher level of exercise with awesome scenery. You have the feeling that your are way out of the city yet you're just on the outskirts. If you have the opportunity you Ned's to at least try it once!