Go John Trail is a 9.5 kilometer heavily 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, 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: 9.5 km Elevation Gain: 259 m Route Type: Loop

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

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4 days ago

Lots of damage from the wildfire evident. Sad, still great trail.

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6 days ago

Nice, easy trail. Pretty views. Started at 6, beautiful weather but bugs got bad last half.

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17 days ago

Is a $7 to get into the park so be prepared for that. Gorgeous hike and well marked. Awesome views of the surrounding Mesa. Even saw a dessert tortoise!

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rocky
19 days ago

Beautiful hike, $7 to get in to the park and it doesn’t take you to the top of the big mountain.. saw a snake on the way out which was cool. They have benches throughout the hike to rest.

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21 days ago

Nice trail. Beautiful scenery (especially the north side). Rocky. We left at 7:15 and finished at 9:30.

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1 month ago

Beautiful hike, desert in bloom.

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1 month ago

Great trail! Some hefty inclines that made your heart beat go bumpity bump but well worth it!!

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1 month ago

Beautiful trail, well marked. Went mt biking clock wise ( don’t recommend ) had to walk the bikes up some steep rocky parts. Next time we’ll hike it. $7 park fee.

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1 month ago

Great hike! Did this on my birthday. Nice views and isn’t crowded. Has some narrow switchbacks but an easy hike!

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1 month ago

Hiked this trail on 3/28. Not very busy. Trail is in good shape and would like to run sections of it earlier in the morning. Great views.

Great hike. Beautiful wildflowers. Beautiful vistas. We hiked it counterclockwise which is a little easier when hiking over stretches of fairly steep granite. We encountered 34 other hikers, two mountain bikers and 3 dogs. Everyone was friendly and practicing social distancing. Park has implemented reasonable safety measures. If you pay cash they want exact change placed in an envelope. If you have a park pass you just read them your number. They are also limiting the number of people in the park at any one time. We would definitely do this one again.

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2 months ago

Hiked mid morning. Light traffic, beautiful views, some flowers. Can’t wait to come back in cooler conditions to run sections of it!

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Just....BEAUTIFUL Going back next week...poppies and rest of wildflowers should be bursting!!! Wednesday hike ... very few people.

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2 months ago

Beautiful wildflowers and saw 2 rattlesnakes

2 months ago

Nice loop trail. Pretty easy. Great views. Lots of benches.

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2 months ago

We really enjoyed trail. It was well groomed and well marked. Beautiful flowers, cactus, and variation of rock. So enjoyable.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Beautiful area. Went clockwise and there are 2 major incline areas. Otherwise a gentle up and down. Came across one rattle snake near the end of the trail but he was just crossing the path and we didn't bother each other. Very few bikes and only a few other hikers on this gorgeous day! All in all a nice hike!

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rocky
3 months ago

Intermittent shade. Wild flowers in bloom. 5.8 mi on my watch.

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3 months ago

Went counter clockwise which throws a bunch of elevation your way at first. Wonderful wild flowers. Undulations aren't really a thing here. It's mostly hill or flat.

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rocky
3 months ago

What a beautiful hike. The amount of saguaros was absolutely breathtaking. Good variety in inclines and declines, definitely rocky but well worth the terrain.

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