dogs on leash
H W. on Wind Cave Trail
Excellent view . Very moderate. Rocky in some areas.
It was an OK hike, not very hard because it's mostly flat. The trail is fine but some trail signs were lost and so were we, but we quickly found our way back. Another less nice thing about the trail is that it just stops at a cliff unlike the signs made us think that we could have a break on the shoreline as was mentioned by the signs. (Shoreline 1/4mile)
all in all it was an OK trip and really nice if you don't hike a lot or just want to get started!
You need a Tonto National Park day pass 8$ BTW.
Justin M. on Lower Salt River Nature Trail
Good for fat dogs (like mine) and kids!
Easy, pretty, decent for getting back into hiking after time being a lazy slob ;) I got to the trailhead at 8 and took my pup. Took us an hour to make the hike with frequent stops to let him cool down a bit. Blevins trail was HOT because there was no breeze. I turned left a the Cats Peak fork and when you get to the north side of the north mountain a nice breeze hits and cooled it down. Getting back on Blevins to the car was easy but hot without the breeze again. If I did it again in October, I'd leave the trailhead by 7 at the latest to avoid the heat.
Beautiful views, amazing to see so many horses in the wild grazing! We helped a crawfish get untangled from some fishing wire :)
Cons: trails and signs are very unclear. A 45 minute hike turned into 2 hours. Do not take dogs unless they are used to heat and hiking. Very little shade on trails. Lots of trash and lots of bugs near water. Lots of bees on trail in flowers. Bring lots of bug spray, and sunscreen. Trails do not seem to be walked on often, we got a little cut up from the overgrown bushes. Lots of horse dumpings on trail paths.
You will have a great time if you go prepared :)