Spur Cross Trail

MODERATE 125 reviews

Spur Cross Trail is a 5.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cave Creek, Arizona that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
538 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

cave

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

washed out

This Spur Cross loop is the most popular and easiest hike of the Spur Cross Conservation Area. The views are spectacular and the Solar Oasis is an interesting place to discover. This hike is ideal as a quick and easy loop, crossing cave creek (which is often running) several times. The desert scenery is amazing, very lush with giant saguaros. The Solar Oasis is an unexpected conservation area with an Ironwood replanting area opposite.

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Beautiful hike!

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Absolutely loved this hike! It was partly cloudy and the weather was perfect for hiking. So many great photo opportunities throughout the hike as well. We did come across a rattlesnake about a 1/4 of the way into the hike. It made us all the more aware of our surroundings. Overall I'd love to do it again! Hope to be back soon.

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Nice hike and so many flowers today!

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Great trail. the views are amazing during the spring time.

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2 months ago

when I reached the Spur Cross Ranch Conservation I was told that there was not a 5.4 mile trail called Spur Cross Trail. You actually have to combine two trails together to get the 5.4 mile hike, Dragon Fly trail and Metate trail.
That was disappointing because I already hiked those trails and I was expecting Spur Cross Trail to be something different and new.
The maps could use some work.
Otherwise the Dragon Fly trail and Metate were awesome!