Cave Creek

Carefree, Arizona

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With 35 miles of trails, the Cave Creek trail system offers a variety of hiking terrain a short distance from Phoenix. A nice loop hike here follows perennial Cave Creek for a few miles downstream from the vicinity of the Seven Springs picnic site before returning via the desert foothills to the south.

Cave Creek Professional Review and Guide

"With 35 miles of trails, the Cave Creek trail system offers a variety of hiking terrain a short distance from Phoenix. A nice loop hike here follows perennial Cave Creek for a few miles downstream from the vicinity of the Seven Springs picnic site before returning via the desert foothills to the south."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Carefree
Distance: 9.2
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 6 hours
Season: Best October to May
Trailhead Elevation: 3,400 feet
Top Elevation: 4,080 feet
Local Contacts: Tonto National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Humboldt Mountain, New River Mesa
Driving Directions: Directions to Cave Creek

Recent Trail Reviews

5/8/2006
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We didn't have much time so we only hiked the first 2.5 miles or so of Cave Creek trail out and back the first week of May. It looked like this area had seen some fire recently but the creek was flowing and plenty of wildflowers were blooming near the water and up the hillsides. The trees growing along the creek provide some shelter from the sun.



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May 2018