Spur Cross Trail

MODERATE 37 reviews

Spur Cross Trail is a 5.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cave Creek, AZ that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.4 miles 545 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

cave

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

washed out

This Spur Cross loop is the most popular and easiest hike of the Spur Cross Conservation Area. The views are spectacular and the Solar Oasis is an interesting place to discover. This hike is ideal as a quick and easy loop, crossing cave creek (which is often running) several times. The desert scenery is amazing, very lush with giant saguaros. The Solar Oasis is an unexpected conservation area with an Ironwood replanting area opposite.

horseback riding
12 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike on easy-to-follow trails. Remote feeling, with no views of civilization after a while!

1 month ago

Great hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Enjoyable scenery! Nice variety of trails and optional routes. Make it as hard as you want.

2 months ago

Great hike.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Dope ride

3 months ago

The sound of coyotes in the distance.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

It was ok. nothing great. no water in the creek.

4 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Love this trail. So many different aspects to enjoy including stream, water hole, cottonwoods, sandy washes, shady groves and a few challenging climbs. Loved seeing so many huge, majestic saguaros. Will be making this a regular stop in our rotation

walking
7 months ago

We took Spur Cross to Metate, it was just ok. Very hot for April, not many shaded areas or trees. no Running water in the creek. Maybe we will try it there again in the fall on a different trail.

hiking
8 months ago

Awesome. Saw Gila monster. Great flowers.

hiking
8 months ago

I've done most of the trails in this area and they are always good. This past hike was about 6 miles and we only saw 3 other hiking groups.

hiking
9 months ago

we hiked this trail at sunset and it was absolutely beautiful.... Did it with my 2 year old daughter on my back and 5 year old son next to me !!

9 months ago

The most beautiful place I have ever hiked in Arizona absolutely a must see !! There are even Indian ruines

hiking
9 months ago

Very easy, pleasant hike. A trickle of a stream crosses the path twice. Took my Mastiff with me, and we both enjoyed it; though we hoped for a little more water in the stream to wade in.

9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Very nice trail.