Wind Cave Trail is a 2.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Mesa, Arizona that features a cave and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from November until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
For hikers who wish to be challenged, the trail doesn't end at the Wind Cave. There is a loop left exit of the cave, or by continuing past the cave at the main "entrance." There is scrambling involved regardless of which route you take.
We made it about 2/3 up the trail before it was too much for our 3 year old. fantastic views and a lot of fun.
My daughter and I love this trail. It's very popular, meaning that you'll see a lot of people with varying skills and abilities. We were slowed down today but still "summited" in 52 minutes. One thing we love doing is running in brief areas on the way down.
Great trail. Pretty busy, moderate traffic. Nice views. There are some pretty rocky spots but the trail is easy to follow.
Definitely a moderate hike. There is a good amount of elevation gain in this hike - About 800 feet in 1.4 miles. It is a great hike for someone who has been hiking for a few weeks and is ready for something more challenging, or for someone who is in great shape and looking for a hike they can accomplish. This trail is heavily trafficked on weekends, especially in the morning. The views from the top are excellent, and the Wind Cave is a really cool place to hang out for a bit before you head back down. Beware of the beehive, as it is quite large, but you can walk a bit further into the cave and avoid the bees without issue.
good moderate is about right. awesome views.
Good moderate hike with great views toward Phoenix. Fair amount of people of all ages and dogs on the trail. Trail is rocky in spots but can easily be followed.
Love it!! Just want people to keep it clean, take your water bottles with you don't just discard them and assume the wild life cleans it.. other than that it's a great hike..
Beautiful view from the top. Go early or it gets very busy.
Good hike. Love going up the mountain. Although there was a lot of people when we were going down.
Nice trail. Good views