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This could become my new favorite hike.

hiking
1 day ago

It was planned to be a fast paced hike and did a little trail running along with it, the elevation was fantastic, not too hard but enough to really get a great workout. The weather was perfect and the view was beautiful, all in all I would recommend this trail.

Nice

hiking
2 days ago

Good trail of you like desert scenery. It leads you behind a mountain and you lose sight of the city. It's a nice change.

Wonderful hike! The views from the peak are nice and you get a 360 view of the surrounding area. The way down does have a lot of loose rocks but as long as you are careful you will be okay! The parking lot is small so If you see cars in the overflow on the right just park there and it's a short walk to the trailhead.

Gorgeous hike. Combined spur and dragonfly and a couple others. Beautiful photography. Best 6 bucks this couple ever spent.

hiking
3 days ago

It‘ s a nice short but moderate hike. It took me 50 minutes from the parking lot to the cave and this is including stops to take pictures. On the way back I took my time looking for critters and reptiles. Found some scorpions and lizards.
As for the cave I was the first one of the day and I had the cave all for myself. Loved it!!!

hiked up to the peak with my 12 yr old, nice views at the top and not too steep. Elevation at the peak before the loop is about 1959 ft, good workout for kids.

hiking
3 days ago

Well laid out trail with some loose rocks in spots so watch those ankles! Great payoff with a pool of water (it rained a little recently) below a group of rocks with Hohokam petroglyphs. Shamefully some recent graffiti added near the site.

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 !!!

hiking
6 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.

hiking
6 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.

hiking
6 days ago

This is the most amazing hike. Super easy drive down highway 88, park near the dolly steamboat. The entire hike has the most amazing views. Seriously breathtaking. You can see the lake and so many different mountain ranges. So fun. Moderate hike. Easy to follow the trail. This hike is a must!!

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.

hiking
7 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.

Nice hike. Moderate.

hiking
11 days ago

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.

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