Overton Trail Loop

MODERATE 109 reviews

Overton Trail Loop is a 3.6 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, walking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.6 miles
485 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



horseback riding

nature trips



wild flowers



13 days ago

Great scenery !

1 month ago

Dog friendly but relatively busy. Pretty simple!

1 month ago

Part of the Maricopa annual parking pass.... nice loop. Beautiful views!!!!

2 months ago

You need to pay to get in ..$6 per car

2 months ago

Beautiful trail.
Marked well, enjoyed the hike.

2 months ago

Nice hike shared with horses and bikes.

2 months ago

Pretty Trail. Not to difficult at all and you could probably make it through without many breaks. There were a lot of bikers on the trail so keep a loon out. Oh, also nice bathrooms.

3 months ago

Beautiful views, nice loop

4 months ago

This trail is well maintained, but heavily trafficked by mountain bikers. We almost had some accidents around pretty sharp bends and not knowing a bike was coming. As an intermediate hiker I️ would rate this as easy to moderate. The 5 miles we did between Overton and the Gold Mine Trail were more enjoyable than anything. Beautiful views as you come to the Go John intersection (working clockwise from the Overton Trailhead).

5 months ago

Loop trail with some steady inclines but nothing steep. Hardly any shade so watch your timing with the sun on hot days and bring plenty of water.

8 months ago

beautiful trail! not too difficult, but you will break a sweat.

11 months ago

Neat little loop, definitely on the easy end of "moderate"

11 months ago

If you want a good workout I would go right at the T. We took.a left and it is a beautiful hike and it wasn't too busy, but a lot of horses.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

This was a very good hike and it had been awhile - so it's a great way to get back into the swing. Good elevations and decent trails. Very nice views of AZ desert too!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Overton was a very gradually graded hike - great morning and good views of the landscape!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

beautiful short hike. good scenery and an easy 1 hour hike

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Beautiful Hike! The trail was well maintained with light traffic. There were a few groups of horses/trail riders and only one mountain biker, mostly friendly hikers!I will be looking to purchase a pass so I can check out the rest of the trails in the area.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Nice trail but too much horse manure to walk around:(

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Great hike. Did it 2 times. Trail well marked.

Monday, January 02, 2017

Great views. A little harder than I expected but still loved it!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Loved it first time since spring to hot in the summer!

Thursday, April 07, 2016

easy trail, good couple hours at decent piece

Sunday, February 14, 2016

It was a butt kicker. Will do it again soon

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Fun hike. Took the baby on our Kelty-Pak. A little strenuous on the switchbacks, but very doable. Bring water. We did 2.5 liters.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Go early enough to be on the west did for sunset. We ate supper on a rock and watched not a sound and and amazing view

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The Good: Nice hike, good distance for a 1 to 1.5 hour trip depending on your speed. Gradual incline along the first half either clockwise or counterclockwise and it was well marked. Views were nice along the way, but nothing breathtaking.

The Bad:
There are lots of guided horseback rides on this trail and a fair bit of horse poo.
We were hiking over a holiday week but in the middle of the day on A Monday it was pretty busy.
$6 park entrance fee per car or $2/person on bike, foot or horse.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Ok trail, well marked $6 to get in, horse poo all over watch your step! Relatively busy if you're looking for a secluded trail, this isn't it. Family friendly loop with mild elevation gain.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Nice easy trail

Friday, October 09, 2015

Well laid out trail. We started counterclockwise on the trail & had a mild incline to reach the top. Views are great. A lot of sun, little shade. Went at 9:30am & saw 4 people on the trail. Very peaceful & relaxing hike.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

It is a nice trail with a very gradual climb in the clockwise direction. I would have rated this an easy trail. I was unaware there is a $6/car fee/day to enter the park.

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