Go John Trail

MODERATE 128 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.

5.9 miles 951 feet Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

horseback riding

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
37 minutes ago

Great trail, moderate grades, beautiful scenery. Abundant wildflowers in late March.

hiking
1 day ago

Beautiful views of the wild flowers. Perfect weather, low 70's. Wouldn't want to do above 80F, no shade. Go John North Was busy until Overton trail, then only a few hikers until near the Quartz intersection.

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hiking
3 days ago

This trail is not as steep as we were told. We are 65 and 70 and had no problems. It is a well maintained trail with beautiful views. The Hills were covered in flowers and so beautiful. If you decided not to do the full 6+ miles, you can opt for a shorter trail in the area with just as beautiful views.

3 days ago

Beautiful day! Love the wildflowers .

hiking
4 days ago

This is one of those trails that really puts you out in the desert. After an initial steepish climb, you come to a resting area and you can see the sprawling desert for miles. Most days I've done this hike there are few hikers. What I like is that it never really looks the same..you'll find something unique about this trail each time you're on it.

Towards the end I'm always fatigued - pack a snack, pack extra water.

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12 days ago

Really nice trail.

hiking
13 days ago

Fantastic trail! Great views!

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hiking
17 days ago

great hike loved seeing the wild flowers blooming. I can't wait to do the rest of the trails that are around it! did not seem to be that busy of a trail

19 days ago

Nice wild flowers and views, wasn't a lot of hikers today and weather was great

22 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

Great trail in an area that I haven't hiked in before. You're way out of the city on these hikes, beautiful! Go John is a moderate circumference trail showing off the awesome Cave Creek wilderness. There are abandoned mines, wildflowers, wildlife, and great views. Just watch out for the horse poop and cacti, both of which are frequently on the trail. I'll be back to hike some other trails in the area.

hiking
29 days ago

Awesome! I was all alone out there and it was amazing. Great trail for running.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike...not so difficult, but beautiful!