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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."
--Scott S. Warren, 100 Classic Hikes Arizona (The Mountaineers Books).
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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