Overton Trail Loop

MODERATE 79 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



nature trips


horseback riding


wild flowers



Beautiful views, nice loop

1 month 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).

2 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.

5 months ago

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

8 months ago

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

8 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.

10 months ago

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!

10 months ago

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

10 months ago

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

11 months ago

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.

11 months ago

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

11 months ago

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

11 months ago

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.

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