Wind Cave Trail

HARD 174 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 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.

1 day ago

Not super difficult, but great scenery.

hiking
2 days 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
6 days 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
9 days ago

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

hiking
10 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

nice hike but definitely not hard. maybe moderate. always bring inexperienced friends here, and they love it.

15 days ago

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.

hiking
19 days ago

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.

backpacking
29 days ago

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!

29 days ago

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

walking
1 month ago

Nice trail with pretty views.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month 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

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Good trail. Shady spot to sit at the end.