Cave Creek Dam

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Cave Creek Dam is a 5.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
209 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

mountain biking

nature trips

rails trails

trail running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no shade

historic site

Biking to Cave Creek Dam. This dam seldom gets visited. This dam was built in 1923 and was one of the first concrete reinforced dams designed by John Samuel Eastwood. There is a paved road part of the way, no motorized vehicles allowed, to the dam.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Great area to explore 100 year old historical dam site built in 1923. One of the first steel reinforced concrete dams build in US. There is no water there as it was built to protect from unseasonably high rain periods. A new earth dam was built below the old dam in 1979.

mountain biking
3 months ago

This dam seldom gets visited. This dam was built in 1923 and was one of the first concrete reinforced dams designed by John Samuel Eastwood. There is a paved road part of the way, no motorized vehicles allowed, to the dam. A good link with more photos and information is located at: http://darrensrides.blogspot.com/2010/02/cave-creek-dam.html