Best trails in Cave Creek

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Looking for a great trail near Cave Creek, Arizona? AllTrails has 39 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Lost Dutchman State Park or Phoenix Mountain Preserve, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Echo Canyon Park or Phoenix Mountain Preserve. Ready for some activity? There are 26 moderate trails in Cave Creek ranging from 1.6 to 23.1 miles and from 1,591 to 4,498 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Cave Creek
Top trails (39)
#1 - Blue Wash Trail
Tonto National Forest
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 24 m
Blue Wash Trail is a 2.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Cave Creek, Arizona that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature Show more
#2 - Black Mountain Trail
Black Mountain Summit Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
Black Mountain Trail is a 2.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Cave Creek, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of aShow more
#3 - Go John Trail
Cave Creek Regional Park
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 2 h 57 m
Go John Trail is a 5.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Cave Creek, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, runninShow more
#4 - Elephant Mountain Loop
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 3 h 43 m
There is a $3 per person fee at the trailhead.Show more
#5 - Spur Cross Loop
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 24 m
As of April 20, 2020, users have reported that the Dragonfly trail is closed and that will limit your ability to take the full Spur Cross Loop. Fee: $3 This Spur Cross loop is the most popular and Show more
#6 - Overton Trail Loop
Cave Creek Regional Park
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 46 m
Overton Trail Loop is a 3.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Cave Creek, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optShow more
#7 - Spur Cross Dragonfly Loop
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 50 m
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#8 - Dragonfly Trail
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 48 m
Dragonfly Trail is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Cave Creek, Arizona that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, ruShow more
#9 - Sidewinder and Ocotillo Trail Loop
Phoenix Sonoran Desert Preserve
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 27 m
This loop starts at Carefree Hwy and 7th Ave. The Ocotillo part of the trail is relatively flat and the Sidewinder part has some good elevation changes. Great Sonoran Desert scenery and views. This lShow more
#10 - Sidewinder, Apache Vista, Ocotillo Loop Trail
Phoenix Sonoran Desert Preserve
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 10 m
This is an excellent loop that is very well maintained, well sign posted and if you include the vista summit trail, a moderate work out. Massive Car Park, good restrooms, and plenty of seating. Make sShow more
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