Wave Cave Trail

MODERATE 422 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 offers a number of activity options 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
866 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

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

25 seconds ago

Great view from the top. Trail is easy to loose. Pay attention to the trail. Loose gravel and it’s a good incline at the top. Wear shoes with good tread otherwise you will fall and it’s a long, painful fall down...

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2 hours ago

Really cool cave at the top. Did it with my kids, easy for 9 year old, challenging for 5 year old. It’s pretty steep toward the top and the trail isn’t marked very well in some spots. Really good photo opportunities at the cave too. Overall a good hike.
We parked in a small parking lot. You go through the fence and not next to it, we hiked off to the side by accident. Up toward the top, it’s easy to go off the trail but that’ll eventually bring you to the cave too.
My GPS has us at over 4 miles and elevation gain of over 1,400 feet.

5 hours ago

Hard to find but awesome

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3 days ago

Hiked this a few weekends ago with the Boy Scout troop. Super fun and not too hard.

6 days ago

Love it! Felt accomplished afterwards. Great hike!

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12 days ago

This hike is definitely considered hard in my book. The trails are not marked - very easy to miss the actual trail. Steep climb to the top. It didn't help that the weather was unseasonably warm. The views at the top make this worth it!.. Bring LOTS of water.

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15 days ago

Great short day hike. Definitely a bit challenging some rock scrambling but worth it.

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