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Fairly easy hike. Can get slippery at the end but beautiful.. Best in Jan/Feb after a good rain

Enjoyable hike. Quiet, moderate to easy hike. The views throughout are wonderful.

Great Hike with GTAH, AZ! Easy/Moderate with spectacular views! Bathroom on site! Need to purchase pass at Gas Stations, $8.00

I enjoyed this with my 6 year old. Sun was pretty brutal mid day, for being December, and very little shade. Not too busy and beautiful views from the top. Moderate is a good rating for this trail.

Would go 1000 times again. Pretty rocky at the end but worth every second!
Bring water !!!

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2 days ago

Ild call this moderate for sure. It’s lots of loose rock, sorta steel, and a bit of both at the end. With the effort though!

Did this hike a month ago and it was awesome!! Moderate difficulty, the hardest part is the incline in the beginning, but then it evens out for the rest of the hike. Moderate to highly trafficked at the beginning but felt the crowd thins out as you keep going. My friend and I went to the tunnel and Fat Man's pass, both were super fun to see. Got a little lost at one point trying to find the tunnel but easily found our way back. The views at the lookout points are incredible, you can see the entire valley. I would definitely say you could bring a beginner here. Most of the trail is in the sun. Also note there's a parking lot at the trailhead, but to access it, don't enter through the preserve's main entrance areas (just go directly from 24th or adjacent streets).

it starts off great but after the halfway point, it meant climbing up rocks. going up is doable but it's very hard for me to descent over them.

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2 days ago

the trail isnt very well marked so pay attention. however it was beautiful and we had a wouderful day hiking, and hanging out in the cave.

Kids enjoyed this one also! Took the boys past the cave.

Great little trail and not very crowded. Pretty views at the top. Trail is a little rocky and narrow on the ascent to the peak, but nothing overly daunting.

Moderate trail and decent workout. Nothing extraordinary to see, mostly the same terrain but I always recommend South Mountain in late winter to see the vegetation start blooming. Makes for a pretty hike but watch out for bees.

Nice trail but a bit rocky. Had to take it slow on the way down. Today was kind of hazy, so the views weren't as great as I had hoped. My app said it was over 5 miles.

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3 days ago

There’s not a cave at the top. Don’t feel it even warrants the name Wind Cave Trail because it’s more of a spot where the upper part of the mountain overhangs the lower part; kind of an indent in the mountain. However, great view from up there. Really well maintained trail and a good short hike. Took me, up and back about 2 hours, but I was taking my time and enjoying the views. Not a difficult hike, there’s a moderate incline. You do have to pay a park fee to do this hike, which is $7 per car. So because of the fee and the fact that there’s not a cave at the top, I give this one a 3 star. Other than that, it’s a nice scenic hike with a great view of the Phoenix area from the top.

1 mile hike to trail from the north entrance. Then, elevations and smooth hiking trail, not very rocky.

Nice quick jaunt up and back. Trail maps provided at the trailhead, but trail was easy enough to follow.

Wonderful Hike! We didn’t go to the Fat mans pass but did go to the tunnel. Saw the a gorgeous sunset on the way back on National to Javelina.

Need a red rock pass!!!
Amazing views. Went during the week and had the whole cave to myself. You definitly should bring a hiking stick to assist in the downward decent. Loose gravel is tricky. Took roughly 50 minutes going up. I thought it would be a much faster hike being only 3 miles but the elevation gane is over 3000’. Very dense desert vegetation once you are about halfway up the trail. Very picturesque. Would not recommend for young kids.

Did this with my dog today. Great hike! It gets a bit harder towards the end. All of the previous reviews are quite accurate.

hiking
8 days ago

Great views.

A nice moderate hike up to a cave. Last time I did this hike there were bees all over the cave. None this time though, probably too cold.

This is a nice moderate trail with a bit of an incline. Good for kids who are experienced hikers. Gorgeous views even at the start. We only passed 3 or 4 hikers on the way up. There have been reports of rabid foxes, but we didn't see any wildlife. The trail begins at the north end of the parking area.

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9 days ago

Nice hike. Gradual climb so not strenuous but kinda challenging for my parents (in their 70’s) due to the rocky path. Very cool drawings on rock face and lots of boulders that the kids love to climb. Some water in the pools but it wasn’t flowing.

Had a wonderful time hiking the trail!

Perfect morning for magnificent views. Not a thing I can complain about on this hike. Trails are in good shape. There are a few rocky spots but nothing too bad. watch for a few spots where the desert has grown into to trail a bit and have a great time.

hiking
10 days ago

Great hike near Wickenburg. Very beautiful with lots of beautiful greenery and cactus. Watch out for the cactus! They're everywhere!
Moderate hike till you get to the saddle and then you scramble up some rock to the top. Not too difficult and not too exposed. Just watch where you're going and you'll be ok. Sign the register at the summit!

It was worth it, great workout

10 days ago

Awesome hike! Everyone is pretty accurate that it is about 45 minutes up and a great sight! It’s amazing how good of a view you can get after just a little bit of hiking!

Go early. Hit the first parking lot. Stay to the left most the trail and through the orange fence. When we came down we probably passed 20+ people going up.

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