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Cave Creek Thriller 24K

Intermediate
 5.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

This 24K race traverses a northern portion of the Maricopa Trail finishing in the heart of Cave Creek Regional Park.


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15.3

Miles

24.6

KM

96%

Runnable

2,508' 765 m

High

1,865' 568 m

Low

1,536' 468 m

Up

1,345' 410 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Views · Wildlife

Overview

A point-to-point race, runners get to experience some great singletrack on the Maricopa Trail followed by some challenging climbs with multiple vistas overlooking the Tonto National Forest and Cave Creek Regional Park.

Description

Starting at the Anthem Trailhead, runners get to experience miles of the Maricopa Trail connecting with the Cave Creek Regional Park. Challenging climbs after the first 5-6 miles bring runners to some viewpoints that are hard to beat. Once inside the park, runners will see why this regional park is considered one of the best in the system!

Contacts

Land Manager: Maricopa County Parks

Shared By:

Noah Dougherty

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Coming down the Overton Trail
Sep 27, 2018 near Cave Creek, AZ
Sharp left turn into the dry wash.
Mar 25, 2019 near Cave Creek, AZ
Junction of Go John Trail and Overton Trail; stay to the right and follow Overton Trail.
Mar 25, 2019 near Cave Creek, AZ
Steep downhill on Overton; Nature Center (with water and air conditioning) visible in foreground; beware of equestrian groups.
Mar 25, 2019 near Cave Creek, AZ
Double switchbacks on Overton Trail.
Mar 25, 2019 near Cave Creek, AZ
Junction with Go John Trail. Make sure you turn left at this junction as the Go John Trail to the north is only for experts.
Mar 25, 2019 near Cave Creek, AZ

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