Wind Cave Trail

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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 difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible from November until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.9 miles 761 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

trail running

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.


2 days ago

backpacking

Not terrible, but some areas are full of sharper small rocks (I'll definitely not be wearing my vibram 5 fingers again). The cave is not really a cave however, more of a cove, and was infested with bees. Overall not the best, but definitely a unique view of the valley!


2 days ago

good trail. east climb to cave. tougher to summit but still a good climb! if it's hot take lots of water!


10 days ago

walking

Nice trail with pretty views.


12 days ago


15 days ago

hiking


29 days ago

Awesome trail. Went past the cave to the summit. Watch for crazy flying ants at the top if you head up.


1 month ago

moderate hike near town, a little over 3 miles roundtrip, good workout


1 month ago

hiking


1 month ago

hiking

Good trail. Shady spot to sit at the end.


2 months ago


2 months ago

Started off easy then at the top it was rocky and a little steep for my dog, nice morning hike!!


2 months ago

Great trail! Easy access and well maintained. Beware of the bees when you reach Wind Cave.


3 months ago

Great run or moderate hike with little kids who may need a ride on some parts.


3 months ago

Pretty good trail. The highlight for me was the layer of xenolith inclusions near the top. Nice view once you're there, and the cave is a good place to hang for lunch. Nice intro hike for your OOT visiting friends.


3 months ago

Great trail with no real tuff spots. Incline is perfect and easy going. The trail etiquette of other hikers is pleasant... not like the city mountains.


3 months ago

hiking

This is my go to hike it's close to home quick and easy...


3 months ago

Great hike. I had sunscreen on and the hugs were going crazy over it. I suggest bug spray to fully enjoy this hike


3 months ago

Beautiful hike with amazing scenic views! Well worth the $6 it took to park.


3 months ago


3 months ago

hiking

I really enjoyed this hike. $6 to get into the park the hike to the cave is a winding path that is well marked and easy to follow. The cave was crowded when I arrived. But I continued to the top and had the whole 360 view to myself. Amazing up there!