Elephant Mountain Trail

HARD 51 reviews

Elephant Mountain Trail is a 6.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cave Creek, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.5 miles 1414 feet Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

NOTE: Elephant Mountain has been purchased by a private owner and is no longer accessible.

4 hours ago

My very first Arizona hike! Gorgeous in March!!! Wildflowers in "superbloom", everything was SO INCREDIBLY GREEN!!! Difficult trail on a hot day (and distance is more like 8.4 from parking lot!) ...sturdy footwear recommended! $3.00 fee required but totally worth it for the views/serenity/and "facilities" at trailhead!

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26 days ago

one of my favorite hikes. However bring $3 cash per hiker as county has volunteers working collecting on the trailhead

1 month ago

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1 month ago

Beautiful scenery! $3 fee per person

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2 months ago

easy trail, beautiful scenery !

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3 months ago

Long approach to the actual mountain, and the trail does not go to the summit. Other than that it's alright.

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4 months ago

I give it 4.25 - 5 stars. Nicely challenging!! Gorgeous scenery. I Recommend wearing hiking boots rather than running shoes. Boots will give you better traction (that you'll need) and keep you from turning an ankle. Super rocky in spots, but GORGEOUS views (although I recommend that you stop to take in the views, as it's too easy to turn an ankle or trip if you enjoy the scenery while moving). I posted some pics. Took my dog, but keep an eye out for fallen Jumping Cholla cacti because you don't want to remove them from your friend's paws. Most of them I could kick off the trail, but there was one area that I had to carry my dogger because they covered the entire trail.

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4 months ago

beautiful scenery :)