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Carefree and Cave Creek

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Recommended Routes in Carefree and Cave Creek - 4

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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 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
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

Carefree and Cave Creek Running

  • 218 Miles 351 Kilometers of Trail
  • 4 Recommended Routes
  • 9 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 19 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 4 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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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 12 
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
5.2 mi 8.4 km #5Skunk Trail #246
Intermediate/Difficult
Carefree, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Carefree, AZ
2.4 mi 3.9 km #6Stagecoach Trail
Easy
Carefree, AZ
Easy
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
3.0 mi 4.8 km #9Maricopa Regional Trail: Apache Peak Run to New River
Difficult
Anthem, AZ
Difficult
Anthem, AZ
4.3 mi 6.9 km #10High Desert Trail
Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
Intermediate
Carefree, AZ

Photos of Carefree and Cave Creek - 48

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Amazing sunset views on Black Mountain!
Dec 11, 2020 near Cave Creek, AZ
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