Wind Cave Trail

MODERATE 750 reviews

Wind Cave Trail is a 2.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Mesa, Arizona that features a cave and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from November until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.9 miles
761 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running





For hikers who wish to be challenged, the trail doesn't end at the Wind Cave. There is a loop left exit of the cave, or by continuing past the cave at the main "entrance." There is scrambling involved regardless of which route you take. $6.00 to enter park.

23 hours ago

Great hike. Some loose rocks on way down. Great view from top and cute squirrels. $6 to enter Usery Park.

1 day ago

Easy hike with a gradual incline the whole way.

Very crowded and a narrow path.

3 days ago

It was beautiful but crowded when you add in our two dogs on the narrow trail. Some bigger rocks but manageable. There were quite a few bees at the top this time of year so be cautious if you have an allergy.

3 days ago

Seemed shorter than advertised. Little bit of a climb but then it was over. Provably good if you are just getting back into hiking.

4 days ago

A perfect day for a hike! This was a challenging hike at times...but well worth it at the end!

8 days ago


8 days ago

loved it & the views. definitely recommended if you’re just getting back into hiking or first starting.

10 days ago

2-6-2018 Hiked with my Son! Beautiful scenery!! Hand fed the little critters pistachios up in the cave! Love this hike!!

11 days ago

just moved to Arizona and an inexperienced hiker. this was my first trail I did yesterday. mapped well, a little challenging for a beginner because of rocks but not difficult..more just unexpected. short. good work out, did it in about an hour

16 days ago

Decent little hike, nothing too crazy. Views are alright but not anything special. Not sure the endgame of this hike are really "caves"...more like simple cut outs in the side of the mountain. There are a bunch of squirrels at the top, which is pretty entertaining. Overall decent, but probably won't pay the $6 to do it again.

17 days ago

Good trail. Took use about an hour to get to the cave. Not difficult. First time hiking this trail.

17 days ago

Cool trail that's always changing and has a nice destination with a good view of the East Valley.

18 days ago

Short hike. Not too bad. There’s a fee. Not too sure if there’s much to see on this trail.

22 days ago

1-29-2018 Great Hike Today! Awesome workout :). Cute little friends at the caves!

23 days ago

This was challenging for me as a new hiker but I made it to the top! Its steep in several areas and I wasn't sure about climbing the rocks on the trail, but was able to make my way thanks to my hiking poles! I would recommend taking lots of water and hiking poles to keep you steady. You need to watch your footing, especially on the way down. the view from the Wind Cave is AMAZING! We also brought our corgy/basset (attention hound) who loved the trail and greeting all the other hikers.

23 days ago

Easy, fun for everyone

24 days ago

$6.00 to enter park. beautiful views & high traffic on trail but everyone is nice. uphill climb to start hike to cave.

25 days ago

First 2/3 is moderate but last 1/3 is steeper and harder.

27 days ago

Rewarding hike. It was very busy though a lot of foot traffic.

27 days ago

It was a great hike but it was far from an easy hike. you have to watch your foot placement all the time.

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