Explore the most popular kid friendly trails near Cave Creek with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Its unique in such a beautfiul way. Kind of confusing in the beginning. Took a leff when i got to the area with bathrooms. Went and took the tortuga route But it was a while before I saw the Tortuga trail sign. Take it early, it gets very hot.

hiking
13 days ago

This is a great trail for kids with the pond and plenty of wildlife. It is one of my all-time favorites!

Great loop for kids.

great trail! a lot of variety, well marked, clear paths. Lots to see! The Quartz rocks are beautiful. A little bit of shade along the way. I started at Go John then took the Quartz trail to Slate trail and back to the parking areas, which took a little over an hour. a little bit of incline the first half, then the second half is mostly decline or flat. went on a Saturday and think I saw a total of 4 or 5 people on that trail. pushed back far enough from main roads that it really does feel desolate and peaceful. there is a $6 day pass fee, but definitely worth it!

hiking
2 months ago

I’ve been hiking this trail a few times a week with a friend and this is my favorite trail so far and I have hiked the trails all over the valley. So beautiful and options for more difficult trails to easier. We see the same family of deer every time we go too. Amazing!

hiking
2 months ago

The water wasn’t running but there were some scenic moments. Overall, not bad.

Nice clean trail! Great sights.

on Spur Cross Trail

3 months ago

Beautiful views

hiking
3 months ago

Went late morning on a Saturday, and even though there wasn't a whole lot of parking available I didn't come across a lot of people on the trail. Only encountered one biker. My dog loved it and we saw a Gila monster!

Great views with some elevation, but not challenging. There's a beautiful quartz outcropping on, of course, the Quartz Trail section. Quartz and Slate sections have several benches.

hiking
3 months ago

Great easy hike with my gf. Little foot traffic. Very cool and warm today

on Dragonfly Trail

hiking
4 months ago

Loved everything about it. Short but sweet. Great for kids, I took all five of my kids and even my two year old did great!

Nice scenery, different trees, and great for kids! We took our three and five year old boys and had a blast.

Great scenery !

Beautiful hike, all the quartz was very cool, scenic, quite easy short hike

4 months ago

too much horse poop 4 me.
best as a loop with Overton, but not on a weekend with bikers & horses

hiking
4 months ago

Easy, short

hiking
4 months ago

flat, best to do as a loop with Go John, Quartz or Flat Rock.

hiking
4 months ago

Really nice views. Some great cactus out there. Nice elevation here and there. This was my first desert hike and I was impressed with the scenery. It was a lot more than I expected. My only dissatisfaction was that I didn’t have a lot more time

hiking
4 months ago

Very scenic hike for a family outing.

on Dragonfly Trail

5 months ago

Interesting terrain with a variety of flora. Very pleasant

on Dragonfly Trail

hiking
5 months ago

Great short trail also went on the Tortuga trail which cuts off of this trail to get a better view of the mountains worth the extra miles.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful scenery. Gorgeous colorful rock outcroppings

hiking
5 months ago

Dog friendly but relatively busy. Pretty simple!

trail running
5 months ago

Nice short easy trail. Picture is misleading as the mine shaft/tunnel is gated shut.

Beautiful hike easy to walk and 360 view. Will do again

hiking
5 months ago

Super easy, lots of shade and beautiful views for a Desert. Took our 6 month old puppy who loved it. It took about 35 min total.

Part of the Maricopa annual parking pass.... nice loop. Beautiful views!!!!

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