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Carefree and Cave Creek

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Recommended Routes in Carefree and Cave Creek - 2

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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
Favorite Cactus field
Intermediate/Difficult

Elephant Mountain 50-miler

50.9 mi 82.0 km 5,105' Up 1555.98 m Up 5,101' Down 1554.67 m Down

Cave Creek, AZ

Carefree and Cave Creek Running

  • 127 Miles 204 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 8 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 12 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 6 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Carefree and Cave Creek - 24

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10.2 mi 16.4 km #1Cave Creek Trail #4
Intermediate/Difficult
Cave Creek, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Cave Creek, AZ
5.2 mi 8.4 km #2Skunk Trail #246
Intermediate/Difficult
Carefree, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Carefree, AZ
10.2 mi 16.4 km #3Cottonwood Trail #247
Difficult
Carefree, AZ
Difficult
Carefree, AZ
4.5 mi 7.2 km #4Maricopa Regional Trail: Spur Cross to Cave Creek Park
Difficult
Cave Creek, AZ
Difficult
Cave Creek, AZ
3.0 mi 4.8 km #5Maricopa Regional Trail: Apache Peak Run to New River
Difficult
Anthem, AZ
Difficult
Anthem, AZ
1.5 mi 2.5 km #6Flume Trail
Difficult
Cave Creek, AZ
Difficult
Cave Creek, AZ
1.5 mi 2.4 km #7Gateway Trail
Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
5.3 mi 8.6 km #8Spur Cross Trail
Easy
Cave Creek, AZ
Easy
Cave Creek, AZ
3.7 mi 5.9 km #9Maricopa Trail (Cottonwood - Bronco)
Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
1.1 mi 1.8 km #10Black Mountain
Difficult
Cave Creek, AZ
Difficult
Cave Creek, AZ

Photos of Carefree and Cave Creek - 55

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Lookout
Apr 1, 2020 near Carefree, AZ
Third peak outlook
Apr 1, 2020 near Carefree, AZ
Amazing sunset views on Black Mountain!
Dec 11, 2020 near Cave Creek, AZ
Unique AZ plant life
Nov 8, 2021 near Cave Creek, AZ
Flag at the top
Nov 8, 2021 near Cave Creek, AZ
Overcast day but really cool place.
Jan 24, 2022 near Cave Creek, AZ
Really enjoyed mountains in background.
Jan 24, 2022 near Cave Creek, AZ
Early on in trail
Jan 24, 2022 near Cave Creek, AZ