Blue Ridge Cave Trail No.608

EASY 45 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
6.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
616 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

walking

horseback riding

cave

lake

rocky

hiking
21 days ago

Trail was well marked, a little rocky at some parts and a little over grown past the ice cave.

hiking
4 months ago

Started from reservoir but didn't complete the hike. Trail was torn up by horse riding. Made an easy trail treacherous and uneven(rained two days prior. terrain soggy). Sadly had to turn around after a mile. Also map needs to be updated. Forest service has rerouted a portion of the trail through more rocky terrain from what used to be the trail. Old trail looks to have had a bunch of dead fall from fires in the last couple of years. See "white mountain trails systems" for more up to date info...

trail running
5 months ago

Flooded made it .25 mile in

trail running
5 months ago

Flooded

trail running
5 months ago

Flooded made it .25 mile in

7 months ago

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.

backpacking
Sunday, September 11, 2016

great trail to go back packing and hiking

hiking
Monday, September 05, 2016

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.

walking
Sunday, July 31, 2016

A pretty trail ,dogs love it walked around the lake as much as was possible. Easy trail !

walking
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Easy, walked around the lake, poop shit everywhere from horses.

hiking
Monday, July 04, 2016

This is a fun easy trail. We had from ages 13-68 easy enough for all.Cave was cool.

hiking
Sunday, March 20, 2016

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.

hiking
Monday, February 22, 2016

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.

hiking
Monday, October 19, 2015

A nice walk. Rocky at points, but it IS in the mountains. Well marked due to being a popular horse trail. Not difficult.

hiking
Sunday, August 09, 2015

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.

mountain biking
Saturday, August 08, 2015

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.

hiking
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Nice trail, lots of other hikers as well as horse riders. The trail is well marked except the actual ice cave, which is not marked but is surrounded by a chain link fence so as long as you are looking for that you can't miss it. The opening to the cave is small and you will have to crawl through but once you are inside it opens up quite a bit. As others have said, be sure to bring a flashlight or headlamp, I used my cell phone flashlight and it was ok. The trail is rocky, but pretty flat and is suitable for kids. I brought my 6 and 8 year old and they completed all 4 miles fairly easily. The first 1/2 mile or so is ugly, as you are walking past houses and properties on one side, but once you cross the small stream and head out into the woods it is nice. You walk past Scott's reservoir, which was fun for my kids to take a break and skip a couple rocks and there is some decent tree cover for shade for the second half of it as you go towards the cave. Overall, it's a great family hike.

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Nice hike with horses/cows, streams, large reservoir, and ending with ice cave. Stay on the blue diamond trail and around miles ice cave is on the right. Didn't get a chance to explore the cave but might be possible with a headlight, if you continue past cave the hike goes 1.2 miles further, which would bring the total to around 6.5 miles. We turned around at the cave.

Monday, September 08, 2014

Some interesting landscape, some areas are scarce because of fire. Rocky going in, gotta watch your footing. Bring flashlight to explore cave.

hiking
Friday, May 09, 2014

The trail is disappointing for the first half mile, but is nice once it enters the woods. Fairly level to the reservoir then gradually uphill for the second mile to the ice cave (really a collapsed lava tube. )

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