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Carefree and Cave Creek

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110 mi 177 km of trail 3 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 9 Trails Intermediate Trails 17 Trails Hard Trails 5 Trails

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Recommended Routes in Carefree and Cave Creek - 3

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Favorite Coming down the Overton Trail
Intermediate

Cave Creek Thriller 50K

32.0 mi 51.4 km 2,193' Up 668.57 m Up 1,575' Down 480.21 m Down

Anthem, AZ
Favorite Coming down the Overton Trail
Intermediate

Cave Creek Thriller 24K

15.3 mi 24.6 km 1,536' Up 468.27 m Up 1,345' Down 409.99 m Down

Anthem, AZ
Favorite Third peak outlook
Intermediate/Difficult

Skunk Tank - Cave Creek Loop

10.5 mi 16.8 km 1,661' Up 506.17 m Up 1,661' Down 506.16 m Down

Carefree, AZ

Trails in Carefree and Cave Creek - 28

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5.7 mi 9.2 km #1Go John Trail
Difficult
Cave Creek, AZ
Difficult
Cave Creek, AZ 11 
5.3 mi 8.6 km #2Spur Cross Trail
Easy
Cave Creek, AZ
Easy
Cave Creek, AZ
10.2 mi 16.4 km #3Cave Creek Trail #4
Intermediate/Difficult
Cave Creek, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Cave Creek, AZ
2.0 mi 3.2 km #4Elephant Mountain Trail
Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
2.4 mi 3.9 km #5Stagecoach Trail
Easy
Carefree, AZ
Easy
Carefree, AZ
5.2 mi 8.4 km #6Skunk Trail #246
Difficult
Carefree, AZ
Difficult
Carefree, AZ
6.9 mi 11.1 km #7Hawknest Trail
Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
1.5 mi 2.4 km #8Gateway Trail
Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
4.3 mi 6.9 km #9High Desert Trail
Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
3.0 mi 4.8 km #10Maricopa Regional Trail: Apache Peak Run to New River
Difficult
Anthem, AZ
Difficult
Anthem, AZ
2.0 mi 3.3 km #11The Divide Trail
Easy
Carefree, AZ
Easy
Carefree, AZ
2.0 mi 3.2 km #12Renegade Trail
Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
1.8 mi 2.9 km #13Overton Trail
Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
0.8 mi 1.2 km #14Dragonfly Trail Loop
Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
6.3 mi 10.1 km #15Ocotillo Trail
Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
1.4 mi 2.3 km #16Quartz Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
Easy/Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
1.6 mi 2.7 km #17Dragonfly Trail
Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
10.2 mi 16.4 km #18Cottonwood Trail #247
Difficult
Carefree, AZ
Difficult
Carefree, AZ
2.0 mi 3.3 km #19Slate Trail
Easy
Cave Creek, AZ
Easy
Cave Creek, AZ
4.5 mi 7.2 km #20Maricopa Regional Trail: Spur Cross to Cave Creek Park
Difficult
Cave Creek, AZ
Difficult
Cave Creek, AZ
1.3 mi 2.2 km #21Broken Spoke Trail
Easy
Carefree, AZ
Easy
Carefree, AZ
4.7 mi 7.5 km #22Dove Valley Trail
Easy
Carefree, AZ
Easy
Carefree, AZ
1.5 mi 2.5 km #23Flume Trail
Difficult
Cave Creek, AZ
Difficult
Cave Creek, AZ
16.4 mi 26.4 km #24Maricopa Trail (Bronco - Sonoran)
Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
3.7 mi 5.9 km #25Maricopa Trail (Cottonwood - Bronco)
Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
0.9 mi 1.4 km #26Metate Trail
Easy
Cave Creek, AZ
Easy
Cave Creek, AZ
0.8 mi 1.3 km #27Maricopa Trail (Spur Cross - Tonto N.F.)
Easy
Cave Creek, AZ
Easy
Cave Creek, AZ
1.2 mi 2.0 km #28Military Trail
Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ

Photos of Carefree and Cave Creek - 47

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Third peak outlook
Apr 1, 2020 near Carefree, AZ
Lookout
Apr 1, 2020 near Carefree, AZ
Trail views
Apr 1, 2020 near Carefree, AZ
Trail split
Apr 1, 2020 near Carefree, AZ
Creek
Apr 1, 2020 near Carefree, AZ
Cactus field
Apr 1, 2020 near Carefree, AZ
Water flowing from Quien Sabe Spring, Jan 2019. A spring box will be installed at this location.
Jan 27, 2019 near Carefree, AZ
Sugarloaf Mountain, with Point 3342 on the right
Mar 27, 2018 near Cave Creek, AZ