Go John Trail

MODERATE 260 reviews

Go John Trail is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cave Creek, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
849 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

trail running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

This trail is within Cave Creek Regional Park located off Carefree Hwy a few miles west of cave creek road.

hiking
14 days ago

Trail is well maintained. Moderate due to distance but no strenuous sections. Exposed so bring water if doing summer or midday.

18 days ago

Nice views and well maintained trails. Wish it would have had mike markers. Otherwise great hike!

hiking
25 days ago

This was a great hike. You do not see many houses and feels remote and very quiet. We only encountered a few other hikers. There are a few nice short cardio elevation gains but it is mostly quite nice.

1 month ago

Great trail, saw 3 rattlesnakes

hiking
1 month ago

Modest elevation, good surface on trail, and lots of nice views. There is an entrance fee, but worth it.

1 month ago

I really loved this hike. Gorgeous views pretty much the whole way, and we only saw a handful of people. We did it clockwise and it started off with an incline but then was fairly steady with up and down inclines. I def think it would have been harder counter clock wise!

1 month ago

In a nice, protected area. No man made distractions.
Trail well maintained and marked. Seemed to be popular with equestrian and bikers, but not congested in the least.
Note: there is an entrance fee to the park ($6 for my day pass)

hiking
1 month ago

Wonderful trail. Great for trail running, biking or hiking. No too difficult but you get a good workout! I started at the Overton TH to the GJ trail. Hiked north up GJ to catch the elevation. Nice views. Some homes. Some people. Not too many. Definitely will do again!

1 month ago

Nice, easy trail

1 month ago

nice trail we some good views. well maintained and some good elevation change but not too strenuous.

hiking
2 months ago

Very nice hike

2 months ago

Great trail. Beautiful Saguaro Cactus.
From others recommendation we did trail counter clockwise

hiking
2 months ago

Just did this trail today with my wife and a friend. Did the 6 mile look in 2.5 hours. Very easy trail, just longer. There are connecting trails, but the trail is clearly marked so you will not get lost. Absolutely recommend to other hiking fans that want something not so steep.

2 months ago

Nice trail good views

mountain biking
2 months ago

Well maintained and smooth for an Arizona trail. Good elevation gain on hard pack trail

trail running
2 months ago

decent trail very suited for trail running. clockwise is definitely way easy. mostly down hill. that would be the direction to pick mountain biking. for more of a hiking challenge go counterclockwise.

3 months ago

Beautiful trail! Mostly easy, just a very long walk! Some shaded spots to take the heat off.

hiking
3 months ago

Did it with the dog. Nice mid level hike with great scenery

hiking
4 months ago

So beautiful.

4 months ago

Absolutely loved this trail!!

5 months ago

trail is well marked and in good shape. at 3 miles in there is a good climb. nice to see benches to sit down and rest along the trail in several spots. $6 fee to get in Park area. good workout. plan 2.5 to 3 hours

6 months ago

Took my camera along hoping to see a rattler and right by the trail was a coiled diamondback 6’ plus. Got some great photos. Super run and epic scenery.
Like the signs say, watch for snakes.

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike and very beautiful!

11 months ago

Love this trail. About 6 miles with great up and down, not steep. Pretty views. Have not seen a rattlesnake here yet even though down the road at Spur Cross the rattlers abound! Some hikers we ran into saw a Gila Monster today. There isn't much shade and it reached 90 today at the end of our hike at about 9:45am and I ran out of water in my Camelback about 3/4 of way through. Bring extra water and some other type of fuel.

hiking
11 months ago

It was a very enjoyable easy hike.

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful trail not to far out of town!

hiking
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Great desert views

hiking
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Loved this trail! Great workout! Very rocky trail in places. Not too much shade so go early.

Friday, April 14, 2017

I would call this an easy hike. There is minimal incline. Most of it is good for trail running though.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

One of our favorites.

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