Cottonwood Trail

HARD 4 reviews

Cottonwood Trail is a 10.8 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Cave Creek, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2982 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

Directions from Cave Creek: Travel north on Forest road 48 to Forest Road 247 the trail starts at the junction of 247 and 48.

hiking
4 months ago

Solitude in stunning desert lands. Going gets rougher once you get onto FR 247, wear sturdy shoes.

hiking
4 months ago

Hiked Spur Cross to the Cottonwood trail & then on to Cottonwood Spring. Cottonwood spring was a trickle but still very pleasant to see water in the desert. To the right of the trail Bees have built a hive, but did not bother me. The trail is quite clear except in the washes, but if you pay attention you will find the trail again easy enough. There is a loop back to the Cave Creek Trail from the Cottonwood trail that looks doable if you have the time & you start early enough on the trail. Bring plenty of water n hiking fuel... Cheers

hiking
7 months ago

8 months ago