Blue Ridge Cave Trail No.608 is a 6.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lakeside, Arizona that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and horses and is best used from April until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
The Ice Cave trail Connects to Blue Ridge trail in the TRACKS White Mtn trail system http://www.tracks-pinetop-lakeside.org/trails/trails.htm
Trail is pretty much a narrow rut most of the time. It's very rocky, but pretty flat. Not really anything to look at. Kind of boring.
great trail to go back packing and hiking
to do this whole Blue Ridge Cave Trail AZ it supposed to be, is longer than 6.7 miles. Also, the trail hasn't moved in several places you can't follow the trail that you have to follow the horse path. This path is very miserable to walk on Due to the rocks, horse road apples, and uneven ground all over the place... without a break. There is nothing you can look at because of the constant need to look at the ground. There is not much to look at here. You will pass a little lake and a little cave, But other than that, it's just a trail through the forest.
A pretty trail ,dogs love it walked around the lake as much as was possible. Easy trail !
Easy, walked around the lake, poop shit everywhere from horses.
This is a fun easy trail. We had from ages 13-68 easy enough for all.Cave was cool.
Was a lot of fun. Missed the cave initially but found it on the way back down. When headed up you will see a wooden sign labeled Ice Cave. Go to the left of that sign. The trail kind of y's at that point. The cave is surrounded by a large chain link fence, the local horse rental place does that loop for their rides. Significantly cooler inside the cave, a little sketchy getting into it, need some sort of light. Head lamp or flash light would be the best. My phone light was sufficient.
We enjoyed this trail. It was rocky, muddy and wet on a warm February day. We hiked past runoff from Scott's Reservoir, skirted round the reservoir, and climbed through thick pines. Our turn around was the ice cave, which we didn't descend due to lots of slick ice.
A nice walk. Rocky at points, but it IS in the mountains. Well marked due to being a popular horse trail. Not difficult.
It was a good hike. My mini dachshund loved it too. We went past the cave to the next trail intersection at about 7248 ft. We did not turn left at the intersection (1.5 miles more to Blue Ridge Mt) as we were running out of daylight. Coming back, you will need to veer right on the trail in order to go past the cave again. Probably 7 miles total. I'll bring a flashlight for the cave next time.
Challenging trail with lots of small boulders. It was a lot of work to get to marker 20 but was rewarded with some fun downhill for a short time. Hiked a bike through some of the more challenging areas.