Wind Cave Trail

MODERATE 340 reviews

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.

2.9 miles 780 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.

1 day ago

hiking
2 days ago

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.

hiking
3 days ago

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.

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

Great trail. Pretty busy, moderate traffic. Nice views. There are some pretty rocky spots but the trail is easy to follow.

hiking
8 days ago

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hiking
8 days ago

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.

hiking
10 days ago

good moderate is about right. awesome views.

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12 days ago

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.

12 days ago

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..

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trail running
13 days ago

Beautiful view from the top. Go early or it gets very busy.

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

Great hike!

15 days ago

Good hike. Love going up the mountain. Although there was a lot of people when we were going down.

hiking
15 days ago

Nice trail. Good views