Wave Cave Trail

MODERATE 275 reviews
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Wave Cave Trail is a 2.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Gold Canyon, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from September until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
958 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

views

wild flowers

rocky

scramble

Utah Travel Council, Council Hall, P.O. Box 147420 , Salt Lake City, UT, 84114, Phone: 801-538-1030, travel@utah.com

hiking
3 hours ago

hiking
18 hours ago

Great hike, hard to find the trail at times. Beautiful scenery. Itis difficult in areas, especially with the grade and loose rock. Challenging both ways. Bring water, and there's not much shade on the hike. The cave is amazing.

3 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

I would consider this hike difficult and if you are inexperienced I would not recommend.

There's little to no shade so it can be hot even if you go early. Would recommend sticking to the suggested months in the trail description.

There is some scrambling towards the cave so gloves might be helpful (a hiking pole is useless at that that point). Coming down is rough too so be prepared to use your whole body for this hike.

The cave is cool and a fun photo op, but I wouldn't do this one again until it was much cooler out.

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

A short hike with a decent elevation gain. The cave and the view at the end make this one worth it!

hiking
6 days ago

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hiking
6 days ago

Great hike but not marked well. Whenever you get to a fork in the trail, go left! Many people we passed on the way down had gotten lost or were way off the trail

7 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

Trail is not marked like everyone said, but with the tips everyone gave below it was rather easy to find. I only saw 1 orange gate & I went through it. Turn left and then keep your eye on the cave and you simply can't get lost. Trust me... I get lost going everywhere but this wasn't hard at all to figure out. It is VERY steep coming down and I fell & scratched up myself a bit. And that was with good hiking shoes so be careful. It was a great challenging work out & the cave was AMAZING!!!!!

10 days ago

backpacking
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hiking
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13 days ago

This hike should be rated difficult but it's amazing!!! Great views and interesting trail.

13 days ago

14 days ago

Definitely a hike worth the views! It is very steep near the top. A lot harder than we thought, but it was well worth it!

15 days ago