Wave Cave

Gold Canyon, Arizona 85218

Wave Cave

Wave Cave Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Though not accessible via an official trail, the Wave Cave has nevertheless become a popular destination over the years. Its unique rock formation draws many hikers to visit and to take silhouette photographs of themselves posing like they’re surfing in the desert.

To reach the Wave Cave, one must travel along a popular use trail, or unmaintained trail made accessible by frequent foot traffic. The arid landscape of the Southwest makes such trails possible: there is a lack of vegetation that may overgrow and obscure unmaintained trails over time."

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Trail Information

Gold Canyon
Nearby City
770 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Sunrise–sunset at Lost Goldmine Trailhead
2,300 feet
Trailhead Elevation
3,070 feet
Top Elevation
Local Contacts
USGS Weavers Needle; USFS Superstition Wilderness nationalforestmap-store.com/product-p/az-18.htm
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018