Tortuga Trail is a 3.2 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.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
498 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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.

1 month ago

Nice trail, relatively easy with a few inclines. Marked well, but there are a few intersecting trails and the signs are turned around. Will be going back.

walking
1 month ago

A gorgeous scenic walk through saguaros and some vegetation change!

Anyone can do this and everyone should!

$3 entrance fee and very friendly volunteers :)

7 months ago

Its unique in such a beautfiul way. Kind of confusing in the beginning. Took a leff when i got to the area with bathrooms. Went and took the tortuga route But it was a while before I saw the Tortuga trail sign. Take it early, it gets very hot.

hiking
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Hiking among the majestic Saguaro's. Beautiful! The trail, a few rocky spots but a scenic, serene hike with views. Highly recommended.

hiking
Monday, December 25, 2017

Was suggested by the ranger that I try this trail if I wanted elevation gain. This was a nice trail for views and just the right amount of strain. Loved getting to the top and seeing Elephant Mountain right there in front of me. Took this counterclockwise.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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.

Friday, March 11, 2016

It was beautiful however not well marked the higher up you go will go back and hike it again !!

hiking
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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.

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