Go John Trail

MODERATE 226 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
7 days ago

Very nice hike

12 days ago

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

hiking
12 days 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.

13 days ago

Nice trail good views

mountain biking
15 days ago

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

trail running
26 days 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.

1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

So beautiful.

2 months ago

Absolutely loved this trail!!

4 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

4 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
4 months ago

Great hike and very beautiful!

9 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
9 months ago

It was a very enjoyable easy hike.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful trail not to far out of town!

hiking
10 months ago

Great desert views

hiking
10 months ago

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

10 months ago

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

10 months ago

One of our favorites.

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