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Wind Cave receives a fair amount of chit chat regarding the disagreeable trail name. The cave is more of a notch or shallow alcove at best. Bathrooms, several Pepsi machines, and a water fountain are all located at the trailhead.
Within the first few minutes, you enter Tonto National Forest. Saguaro roots cross the trail soon after. Gradually ascend the first half mile. Well built and maintained, the trail itself is more of a highlight than the destination.
Desert cacti and palo verde dominate the landscape. Heavy concentrations of Saguaros pack the area. Continue the steep trek up and across the face of Pass Mountain. The trail proved to be more of a huffer than expected. Valley views get better as you go up. The cave isn't anything to get excited over. A few hanging plants cling to the roof, and that's about it. Just past the Wind Cave sign is another sign indicating a non-maintained trail ahead. Someone has scratched off the "non" part. Views to the south are just around the corner but be careful.
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