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Hiking

All Trails is a bit out of date. The trails are open. Also we added Wedding Cake Hill to the loop which makes it far more worthwhile if you hike.

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Rebecca Kleen reviewed Wave Cave Trail
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Hiking

I’ve hiked this trail many times. Two days ago we headed up at 4:30am to beat the heat. At the top we encountered over 1,000 bees, wasps and/or hornets in and around the cave. My friend got stung and bees swarmed us as we hiked down. We finally got free of the bees after about a mile from the cave. Hopefully it’s just a seasonal thing, this was my first time up in the summer months. (5 stars because it’s a great hike- 1 star because bees!)

Leonard Benedetto reviewed Montana Mountain/Queen Valley OHV Trail
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Hiking

Closed as of 7/26/2020. Thought I’d save you the trouble.

Malorie Thies reviewed Wave Cave Trail
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HikingBugs
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Chuck Lines reviewed Wave Cave Trail
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Hiking

Great hike to the cave. A bit warm but incredible views along the last quarter mile or so make it well worth it!

Stacey Wood reviewed Dacite Mine Trail
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Was great beginner trail, my dog enjoyed chasing lizards.

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Chris Howard reviewed Lost Goldmine and Cougar Loop
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HikingNo shade

No shade at all. Get out here early.

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Erica Perez reviewed Wave Cave Trail
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HikingNo shadeRocky
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Frank Stechman reviewed Dacite Mine Trail
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HikingNo shade
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Amanda Hikes reviewed Wave Cave Trail
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HikingNo shade

Awesome hike! We did this at the end of April on a Saturday and got to the trailhead at around 6am. We reached the top in about 20 minutes or so had the cave to ourselves for a little while before the crowds started. I suggest getting there early to avoid people and crowds!

John Langan reviewed Weaver's Needle Base
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HikingRocky

Lots of people with no hiking etiquette. Find other trailers off the main trail for a more private experience. Lots of vegetation. Lots of very hard rocky trail.

Madison Woodward reviewed Lost Goldmine and Cougar Loop
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HikingBugs

I was really excited about this trail - and the trail itself was great. However, there were TONS of tarantula hawk wasps, which have extremely painful stings. I was really worried about getting stung so I turned back at about 1.3 miles (not quite halfway, I figured quit while I was ahead). I saw a minimum of 25 of the wasps before I made it back to my car. I did the other trail in March (hieroglyphics trail) and had no bug issues, so this is clearly just a summer thing. I just wanted to warn others, I will not be back until it cools off significantly and they will be less active.

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Hiking

Beautiful fun trail

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Hiking

I came from Three Sisters Summit. It took longer than I expected to get to the top of this trail... good boots will help due to the loose rock section, I lost the trail when it intersected the "creek" bottom. (somewhere around this time I paused it and decided to save phone battery.) Then I found a trail that went up and left and figured it was not where I wanted so I followed the bottom boulders until I found a cairn. after that is when I found the trail again and it was pretty clear until the glyphs. The rest of the way down after those is more frequently used and wider so it is easy.

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Jason Hendrickson reviewed Montana Mountain/Queen Valley OHV Trail
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OHV/Off Road Driving

smaller version of the Box Canyon to Montana Mountain Loop trail. Little jet out was down cottonwood Canyon where there were no signs for blocked public access.

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Janeigh Key Yniguez reviewed Montana Mountain/Queen Valley OHV Trail
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OHV/Off Road DrivingRockyScramble

Trail was beautiful is a long one but worth it!

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Jason Hendrickson reviewed Montana Mountain/Queen Valley OHV Trail
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OHV/Off Road DrivingRocky

The trail is very long and should only be done very early morning hours, late evening or not summer.. No water along the route, some highway travel, be sure licensing is up to date. gorgeous views, varied terrain.

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HikingOff trailOver grownRockyScramble

The trail is great... when’s there a trail to follow. Maybe going counterclockwise would be a better experience, but going clockwise lead us to losing the trail and having to climb down the mountain without knowing where to go. Some parts were overgrown and very rocky, not at all marked once you start. Not good cell service in some areas, and you’ll need the map when the trail isn’t clear. We started early but still lost shade quickly. Pretty views, but not an easy trail.

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HikingNo shadeOff trailOver grownRocky

if you enjoy scaling a cliff because you lost the trail, this hike is for you. it features deathly slides and unmarked trails, with a smashing hint of desperation. not well marked at all. i did it clockwise but perhaps it would’ve been easier counterclockwise? who knows. very shocked i didn’t require an airlift out of this one. i wouldn’t do it again.

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Emily Hinshaw reviewed Wave Cave Trail
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HikingClosed

Amazing hike. Currently closed due to the fires.

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HikingFeeScramble

This trail... wow! My wife and I probably took close to 11 hours to complete this whole trail, including times for an extended lunch and various scenic lookout opportunities (and we’re pretty avid, in shape hikers). It is very easy to get off course on this trail, be sure to follow the cairns. If I didn’t have the AllTrails app, I don’t know what we would have done! It saved us from going off course multiple times. This hike involved a lot of bouldering and climbing, which is exciting for me, but may be a deterrent to some people. Once we passed Flatiron, we maybe ran into 3 people the rest of the way (did this hike in March). My advice for this trail: 1. Bring lots of water. In March, I went through 5 liters and still ran out before reaching the end. 2. A hat and sunglasses are your best friend, as well as breathable long sleeve shirt and pants. It is very exposed at the top and shade is limited. There’s also plenty of overgrowth at times so pants help protect your legs from scratches. 3. Bring trekking poles if you have them. The ground coming down on the Peralta side is very slippery / loose gravel and we regret not bringing our poles, which could have saved us from a lot of blisters. 4. Keep the alltrails app running and don’t be afraid to pull it out to see if you’re going off course. It’s best to check every 1/4 - 1/2 mile just to ensure that you’re going the correct route. Ultimately this hike is a true test of Phoenix’s elite hiking community. If you can complete this trail in a day, you’ve earned a lot of respect, as it is not easy!

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