Explore the most popular trail running 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.

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!

7 days ago

A maze (ing)

hiking
22 days 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
1 month ago

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

on Spur Cross Trail

1 month ago

Beautiful views

hiking
1 month ago

Trail is well maintained. Moderate due to distance but no strenuous sections. Exposed so bring water if doing summer or midday.

Nice views and well maintained trails. Wish it would have had mike markers. Otherwise great hike!

hiking
1 month 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
1 month ago

This was a great hike. You do not see many houses and feels remote and very quiet. We only encountered a few other hikers. There are a few nice short cardio elevation gains but it is mostly quite nice.

hiking
1 month ago

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

off road driving
2 months ago

This was a perfect fit for a late morning start for a couple of us jeep gals. We didn't go to the cabin we choose to go towards the mine, testing our skills :) I have a stock LJ with 33's and her's is a JK with 33's also, but she has a 2-3" lift if I remember right. Both vehicles had no problems at all. Great scenery also. I would go back just to be able to go down and check out the cabin.

Great trail, saw 3 rattlesnakes

on Dragonfly Trail

hiking
2 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!

hiking
2 months ago

Modest elevation, good surface on trail, and lots of nice views. There is an entrance fee, but worth it.

I really loved this hike. Gorgeous views pretty much the whole way, and we only saw a handful of people. We did it clockwise and it started off with an incline but then was fairly steady with up and down inclines. I def think it would have been harder counter clock wise!

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

2 months ago

In a nice, protected area. No man made distractions.
Trail well maintained and marked. Seemed to be popular with equestrian and bikers, but not congested in the least.
Note: there is an entrance fee to the park ($6 for my day pass)

hiking
2 months ago

Wonderful trail. Great for trail running, biking or hiking. No too difficult but you get a good workout! I started at the Overton TH to the GJ trail. Hiked north up GJ to catch the elevation. Nice views. Some homes. Some people. Not too many. Definitely will do again!

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

2 months ago

Nice, easy trail

nice trail we some good views. well maintained and some good elevation change but not too strenuous.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy, short

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 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
2 months ago

Very scenic hike for a family outing.

hiking
3 months ago

Very nice hike

3 months ago

Great trail. Beautiful Saguaro Cactus.
From others recommendation we did trail counter clockwise

hiking
3 months ago

Just did this trail today with my wife and a friend. Did the 6 mile look in 2.5 hours. Very easy trail, just longer. There are connecting trails, but the trail is clearly marked so you will not get lost. Absolutely recommend to other hiking fans that want something not so steep.

3 months ago

Nice trail good views

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