Hike the Wind Cave Trail

Arizona Wind Cave Trailhead, AZ

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This dog-friendly trail takes you up to the caves to explore and is relatively easy. If you want to climb higher for better views, the hike becomes more challenging.

This is a great trail for a run or for stretching your legs exploring the caves in Usery Mountain Regional Park. Keep in mind that the trail leads you up to the cave and is the end point. To get better views of the area, you'll have to climb up past the caves, where the trail is not marked.

Pack List

  • Trail shoes
  • Water
  • Backpack
  • Snacks
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Activities:

Photography, Hiking

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Spring, Autumn, Winter

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

2.9 Miles

Elev. Gain:

790 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Scenic

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7 months ago

Must do if staying in the campground

We stayed at Usery for a few nights and this was our favorite hike in the park. Go in the evening for a nice sunset over the east valley. Caves were nothing special but hike offered nice views and the trail was well maintained.

7 months ago

7 months ago

This Was Fun!

I took my 3 year old and dog, we had it all to ourselves and spent the morning exploring different paths.

7 months ago

12 months ago

Easy hike in my backyard

Good hike just to get outdoors. Usery Park and the McDowell Mtns are a nicer part of the desert, so it's worth trying at least once. The wind caves are cool to see just to quell your curiosity. Watch out for snakes. Be very careful in the summer even though it's an easy hike.

12 months ago

over 1 year ago

Good Trail Close To Home

It's just a good all around hike. Great for beginners

over 1 year ago

over 1 year ago

Easy Stroll

This trail was an easy stroll up the mountain to a pretty good view of the East Valley. The Wind Caves carved out out the mountain were pretty cool to see up close. It's also a dog friendly trail which is nice. Few for parking, and make sure you go early! It was super crowded!

over 1 year ago

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