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 is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible from November until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
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.
Excellent view . Very moderate. Rocky in some areas.
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.
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..
I hike this trail regularly. The earlier you get there, the better. It gets crowded.
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.
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.
Not super difficult, but great scenery.
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!
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.
Great trail for running. If you haven't ran a trail, it may kick your butt... but a great workout.
nice hike but definitely not hard. maybe moderate. always bring inexperienced friends here, and they love it.
Nice trail did it today. Just steep enough for a good workout. Nice views and no traffic on the trail. Will do it again soon.
Nice hike but watch out for the bees in the caves. When I was there 9/6/16 there were 2 big hives. I might recommend trying another spot because of the bees.
Nice trail for a small get away.
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!
good trail. east climb to cave. tougher to summit but still a good climb! if it's hot take lots of water!