Wind Cave Trail

MODERATE 437 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 780 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

views

rocky

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.

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1 day ago

Had a great hike with friends , it was cool to see the giant beehive in the wind cave. saw some wildlife...rattle snake, chipmunk, rabbit. the view was awesome,

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3 days ago

Awesome hike! Loved it!!

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4 days ago

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5 days ago

Hiked this at 5:00 pm one evening last week. Beautiful wildflowers and trail was pretty empty and temperature was perfect. Trail only gains elevation during second half and views from the cave are nice

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6 days ago

Great hike. Beautiful in March with all the flowers blooming. Lots of people on the trail even at the hottest part of the day.

6 days ago

7 days ago

Bees EVERYWHERE.

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7 days ago

Nice trail easy at first but steep in the last 100 yards. Lot of dogs on trail. Cave is just a cut out in the rock face. Friendly squirrels and chipmunks at the cave.

8 days ago

9 days ago

Just went this morning at 7am. Perfect time with shade. The cave wasn't super exciting. Warning for many bees in Wind Cave. All the flowers and an old hive have them everywhere. Steep in some areas, but a quick one. Great for families.

9 days ago

Did this hike two weeks ago. $6 entrance fee. Great hike, the cave is eh but the hike itself is really fun. we got there at 6:30; took us about an hour, lots of people coming up as we were coming down.

11 days ago

Beautiful trail. Second half really has the bulk of the elevation. We went first thing in the am (7:00) and got to do the whole hike - up and down - in shade. The trail got MUCH busier later in the morning and those hikers were stuck in the sun for their walk.

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11 days ago

I come to this trail quite often for an easy hike up and a good run back down. The wildflowers during spring are beautiful!

12 days ago

12 days ago