register help

Cave Creek Trail #4, AZ

Guide 185 Triplogs  1 Active Topic
  3.7 of 5 
no permit
1 Active
1.8k 185 1
clicktap icons for details
Difficulty 3 of 5
Distance Round Trip 9.2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,602 feet
Elevation Gain 839 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,490 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 16.65
Photos Viewed All Mine Following
Will recalculate on button tap!
23  2021-03-07
Cottonwood Loop from Spur Cross
16  2021-03-07
Cottonwood Loop from Spur Cross
10  2021-03-06 AugustWest
23  2021-02-13
Skull Mesa - Mattys Fork Loop
25  2021-01-26 chumley
3  2021-01-01 mazatzal
28  2020-12-27
Trail 1533 Loop TNF
18  2020-12-26 friendofThunderg
Page 1,  2,  3,  4,  5 ... 16
Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,848
Routes 17,031
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 24 Male Gender
Location TrailDEX, HAZ
Historical Weather
Trailhead Forecast
Expand Map
Preferred   Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec → Early
Seasons   Winter to Spring
Sun  5:35am - 7:33pm
Official Route
33 Alternative
Historic Fire Perimetersacres
🔥 2019 River Fire7.9k
🔥 2005 Cave Creek Complex169.4 mi*
🔥 View All over Official Route 🔥
*perimeter length in miles

Guide Needed
Publish Full Detail Guide

Use +Add above to share photos and triplogs
remove free decal offer
Cave Creek Trail ties to several other trails, providing opportunities for loop hikes and rides. This trail passes through the Arizona Upland Phase of the Sonoran Desert and through riparian areas of sycamore and cottonwood. The riparian areas sometimes contain pools in which to cool off in the summer heat. These pools contain a variety of fish, including long-fin dace, Gila top minnow, Fathead minnow, and green sunfish. Drier area vegetation includes saguaro, mesquite, palo verde, and acacia. Eleventh-century Hohokam Indians farmed along the creek bed. Early cattlemen used the trail for moving livestock.
- by Tonto NF

Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.

Leave No Trace and +Add a Triplog after your hike to support this local community.

  • Map
    area related
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

Permit $$
no fees or permits reported

if incorrect tell us about it

Map Drive
FR / Jeep Road - Car possible when dry

To Cave Creek Seven Springs Trailhead
Cave Creek TH in the Seven Springs Campground area.

From the intersection of Tom Darlington Rd and Cave Creek Rd, travel East on Cave Creek Rd. At 2.2 miles you pass Pima Rd. Continue on Cave Creek Rd and at 6.3 miles you reach Bartlett Dam Rd. Follow sign to Seven Springs Rd. At 9.1 miles you pass the Sears Kay Ruins. The pavement ends at 10.8 miles. You pass the Bronco TH at 13.8 miles and the road is now marked Forest Road 24. At 17.6 miles you pass a private ranch. At 17.9 miles you pass the Seven Springs Campground and the Cave Creek TH is on your left at 18.5 miles.

2012-03-07 Nahimana222 writes: From the signs I saw at the trailhead, you need a Tonto Pass to park.

From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 51.5 mi - about 1 hour 36 mins
From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 153 mi - about 2 hours 57 mins
From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 127 mi - about 2 hours 38 mins
90+° 8am - 6pm kills
help comment issue

end of page marker