Slate Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cave Creek, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, horses, and mountain biking and is best used from October until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.9 miles Elevation Gain: 311 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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The Slate Trail is an out-and-back trail that goes to the eastern most part of Cave Creek Regional Park.

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10 days ago

Bring water! A lot. trail is open even though fire still has a couple little hot spots. We can see the smoke but Fire Fighters are on it.

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1 month ago

A nice, low-key hike. Do watch out for mtn bikers.

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1 month ago

Beautiful desert bloom!

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rocky
1 month ago

Some rocky parts. Beautiful wild flowers and a running creek at the end.

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2 months ago

Solid trail, but not as scenic as Go John.

hiking
4 months ago

Great little flat trail! Good for families, but keep an eye out for bikes and horses. Would be very pretty during wildflower season!

hiking
7 months ago

super easy, kinda boring. lots of cacti. I'm sure it's beautiful in the spring.

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rocky
Sat Mar 02 2019

Too rocky, not worth the $7 admission fee

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Sun Feb 10 2019

Make sure to go another 1/2 mile past the end of the trail as it takes you down to the beautiful Cave Creek water. Great spot for a snack before going back. Lot of horses on the trail

Thu Jan 10 2019

Nice mostly level outing with typical desert views. Saw a tarantula under a bush on the way back!

hiking
Sun Feb 25 2018

flat, best to do as a loop with Go John, Quartz or Flat Rock.

Mon Oct 30 2017

We went Slate, Quartz, Go John combo and it’s very scenic with plants, rocks and views. Nice exercise.... not an aggressive elevation.

Sun Nov 16 2014

Good trail but views not as good here...

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Fri May 24 2013

This was my first mountain biking trail. There are several of down hill areas where you pick up good speed. Note that there are some very rocky areas. The trail is not marked very well toward the end so keep track of we're you are

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