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.

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

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
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month 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
4 months ago

5 months ago