Cave Creek Dam

EASY 5 reviews

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
154 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

rails trails

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
1 month ago

Nice and easy ride. Perfect for single speed mountain bike.

7 months ago

The road is closed and marked no trespassing of any kind. This trail should be removed from All Trails

9 months ago

This area appears to be closed to all use. Unless someone proves otherwise, this is not a legitimate hike.

mountain biking
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

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
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

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