Explore the most popular mountain biking trails in Cave Creek Regional Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
14 hours ago

Fun trail with light elevations. Back part of trail has a good bit of rocks-trail shoes good here. Also, a lot of sun exposure, so water is a must. Enjoyed the scenery.

hiking
2 days ago

Wonderful hike! Excellent views and different trails during hike, a bit of rock but trail well marked. Enjoyed the up and down and the views. The trail is well marked and well maintained. Loved the benches along the trail too!

hiking
3 days ago

What a great hike...challenging enough to keep the heart rate up without wanting to grab your knees. Fantastic scenery...Quartz everywhere. Outcropping a little underwhelming but still great hike.

hiking
5 days ago

Great hike! Bit of up and down on trail...warm on sunny sides. Enjoyed the views. PS: phone stopped recording where service wasn’t available.

on Slate Trail

12 days ago

Nice mostly level outing with typical desert views. Saw a tarantula under a bush on the way back!

13 days ago

Trail is moderate, well-marked and took us about 2.5 hours to complete. There were many beautiful views and we saw a Gila Monster halfway along the trail. We went on a Saturday and it was not busy. Maybe passed a dozen or so people the whole time. Want to do this one again!

Beautiful views!

20 days ago

Good hike. Moderate. Took us about 2.5 hours. Several ups and downs, scenic and very enjoyable.

hiking
28 days ago

Loved this trail, was beautiful to start predawn and enjoy the first light and sunrise. Trails are extremely well maintained. Well worth the $7 park entrance fee.

Trail has a lot of loose rock in places. Parts are not well marked.

Like this trail. Easy to moderate, lots of ups and downs versus the usual steady hike up then steady hike downhill. Only a few houses visible. GPS put the loop at 5.86 miles and it took us about 2 1/2 hours.

Great views Saw 4 deer. Bobcat. And some rabbits 2:30 to do the loop. Highly recommend

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail with a lot of variety not too long but not too short and very scenic.

hiking
1 month ago

love hiking the trails out here connected the Overton to the Go John today getting a little bit more mileage.

easy hike, only thing to rate it as moderately is its length.

on Go John Trail

2 months ago

Hiked with our dogs this morning. A good workout for all. Loved the views.

trail running
2 months ago

Great trail, good mix of up and downhill. Trail is well marked and maintained.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail. Easy side of moderate, lots of ups and downs. We went in the early morning, and there's a good deal of shade to rest and take it all in. We went clockwise. Although there is a $7 fee to get into the park, if you go to the visitor center, you can get a 3-pass or a 5-pass that takes the cost down to $5 per visit. We will be doing this trail again. This is our favorite trail so far in the area, but I would rate it to be a very easy side of "moderate" compared to some other moderate hikes we have done across the country.

hiking
2 months ago

I started at the switchback trailhead. Took me 2hrs 15 mins for the full loop. Beautiful country. Moderate difficulty. Would definitely recommend!

Beautiful hike with awesome views, I would consider this hike closer to easy in intensity. It was also heavily trafficked at times with many being novice hikers.

3 months ago

Nice trail for walking, not a lot of loose rocks. Enough climbs to get the heart going.

hiking
3 months ago

Really good hike and I would say it is moderate. You get the up hill part done first, so that's nice. There are really great views for being in Phoenix. I would definitely go again.

3 months ago

one of my favorites. it is a Maricopa county maintained trail, and there is a small fee to enter.
like any desert trail, be wear of snakes, bring water, and know your limitations.
the views are fantastic, and you might get to see some wild life.
be safe, and enjoy.

hiking
4 months ago

I decided to go clockwise starting at the Slate trailhead, then heading north on the Jasper Trail to the Go John Trail and finishing up on the Quartz and Slate trails. Started at mid-morning when it already was hot. There is no shade so bring plenty of water. The trails are well maintained and clearly marked. It is impossible to inadvertently go off-trail. Nice scenery along the way, except for the Slate Trail which is kind of boring. Admission fee to the park is now $7.

hiking
7 months ago

Great loop for kids.

great trail! a lot of variety, well marked, clear paths. Lots to see! The Quartz rocks are beautiful. A little bit of shade along the way. I started at Go John then took the Quartz trail to Slate trail and back to the parking areas, which took a little over an hour. a little bit of incline the first half, then the second half is mostly decline or flat. went on a Saturday and think I saw a total of 4 or 5 people on that trail. pushed back far enough from main roads that it really does feel desolate and peaceful. there is a $6 day pass fee, but definitely worth it!

8 months ago

A maze (ing)

hiking
9 months ago

Trail is well maintained. Moderate due to distance but no strenuous sections. Exposed so bring water if doing summer or midday.

Nice views and well maintained trails. Wish it would have had mike markers. Otherwise great hike!

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