Tortuga Trail is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cave Creek, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Tortuga is a point-to-point trail that connects the Spur Cross and Elephant Mountain trails within the Spur Cross Regional Park. Tortuga is a point-to-point trail that connects the Spur Cross and Elephant Mountain trails within the Spur Cross Regional Park.
We connected to Tortuga from Dragonfly and made our way up to Elephant and turned around and headed back down Tortuga to the left. Very lovely trail. Beautiful.
It was beautiful however not well marked the higher up you go will go back and hike it again !!
There is a short section of loose rock about halfway along Tortuga. Watch your footing and wear appropriate shoes. Elephant Mountain is to the west (left) and Sugarloaf Mountain is to the east (right) as you approach the junction with the Elephant Mountain Trail.