Wave Cave Trail

MODERATE 270 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
53 minutes ago

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

hiking
3 hours ago

6 hours ago

hiking
20 hours 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

1 day ago

hiking
1 day 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!!!!!

4 days ago

backpacking
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hiking
7 days ago

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7 days ago

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

8 days ago

8 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!

9 days ago

12 days ago

12 days ago

I just love it

hiking
13 days ago

This was an amazing hike. The last part of it was pretty difficult. The views at the top were magnificent and worth the hike, BUT even if you can't make it all the way up you will still be treated to gorgeous sights. There were some clouds today and it really made the changing shades of light across the landscape really beautiful. If you go be ready to use some leg muscles and expect to raise your heart rate. Remember to bring enough water, wear good supportive shoes and be aware that there are no bathrooms at or near the trailhead.

hiking
13 days ago

Loved the trail just a hint from parking go thru orange poles don't go left! Loved the cave was a little rough but my 6 year old made it just fine at her own pace !

hiking
13 days ago