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105 mi 169 km of trail 3 Featured Runs

Easy Trails 16 Trails Intermediate Trails 13 Trails Hard Trails 1 Trail

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Featured Runs in Carefree and Cave Creek - 3

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Favorite Water flowing from Quien Sabe Spring, Jan 2019. A spring box will be installed at this location.
Intermediate/Difficult

Skunk Tank - Cave Creek Loop

10.5 mi 16.8 km • Loop • 1,661 ft Ascent 506.17 m Ascent

(1) Carefree, AZ
Favorite Coming down the Overton Trail
Intermediate

Cave Creek Thriller 50K

32.0 mi 51.4 km • Point to Point • 2,193 ft Ascent 668.57 m Ascent

(1) Anthem, AZ
Favorite Coming down the Overton Trail
Intermediate

Cave Creek Thriller 24K

15.3 mi 24.6 km • Point to Point • 1,536 ft Ascent 468.27 m Ascent

(1) Anthem, AZ

Trails in Carefree and Cave Creek - 27

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

Photos of Carefree and Cave Creek - 37

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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
A crested suguaro cactus, one of at least 2 along this trail.
Jan 27, 2019 near Carefree, AZ
Coming down the Overton Trail
Sep 27, 2018 near Cave Creek, AZ
Seven Springs Road
Jul 19, 2019 near Carefree, AZ
Views by Camp Creek.
Jul 19, 2019 near Carefree, AZ
Cactus mound by Camp Creek.
Jul 19, 2019 near Carefree, AZ
Views by Camp Creek.
Jul 19, 2019 near Carefree, AZ

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