Wind Cave Trail

MODERATE 190 reviews

Wind Cave Trail is a 2.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Mesa, AZ 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.

2.9 miles 829 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

views

rocky

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.

6 hours ago

We enjoyed this hike... it has a good view of the valley.

hiking
1 day ago

Nice little hike! Park does require a $6 day pass. Enjoy!

hiking
8 days ago

Hiked with my wife, daughter and grandson in the late afternoon in late November. Great view of the setting sun. Terrain challenging but not difficult.

hiking
28 days ago

cross country skiing
29 days ago

1 month ago

Requires $6 car pass, you are on the honor system; great program offerings through the nature center

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

This was my first time hiking this trail. Excellent views along the way. Early morning is the best time for this hike. Quite a few people along the trail, very friendly.

hiking
1 month ago

Best hike during early morning or when the sun is more to the north. Trails good with some challenges.

hiking
1 month ago

Excellent view . Very moderate. Rocky in some areas.

hiking
1 month ago

Comfortable distance with good amount of incline. Trail is relatively well marked, just watch where your brace your hands -- almost touched a few cacti! Nice views of downtown Phoenix and Valley. $6 to get in.

1 month ago

Thought it was a great trail, and hike.
Downside, I just wish people would not leave empty water bottles and trash.. but I for sure will do it again..

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

I hike this trail regularly. The earlier you get there, the better. It gets crowded.

hiking
2 months ago

I regularly do this hike. The scenery is fantastic and the hike is an adequate challenge. Not too difficult for children, but you still feel satisfied when you get back to the car after scrambling up the rocky incline. The windcave does house an impressive bee hive and wasps sometimes in the warmer months, so beware! Seriously though, clean up after your dogs.

hiking
2 months ago

First hike I've done in AZ, first hike I've done in the U.S. Great views, the landscape is amazing. We have done it in two hours, with time spent in the cave. There is a big bee hive hanging on the wall, so be careful.

2 months ago

Not super difficult, but great scenery.

hiking
2 months ago

Trying to take advantage of the lovely day today. The trail was awesome. Took the dog and she did well. It gets a little tricky closer to the top but we made it and the views were spectacular at sunset. Will definitely be coming back!

hiking
2 months ago

Went hiking here in March and it was absolutely fantastic! I brought some friends with me and they absolutely loved it. Great trail for both beginners and experts.

trail running
2 months ago

Great trail for running. If you haven't ran a trail, it may kick your butt... but a great workout.