Hike the Wind Cave Trail

2.9 miles 790 ft gain  - Out-and-Back Trail

Added by Sarah Levant

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.

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Easy Parking

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6 months ago

Get's your heart pumping!

Great place for a sunset hike (bring a headlamp!), it's short but get's decently challenging. Bring more water than you think you need!

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6 months ago

Great trail for a Sunset Hike

I often hike the Wind Cave trail in the evening to watch the sunset and enjoy the views from the top. It's a short hike but the incline makes it good for a workout.

Wind cave review

This app says beginners, but the map the Park Rangers gives you says difficult.


Great beginner/entry level hike, some technical spots. It gets busy around noon, and some spots are narrow for only one person, so start early. The Wind Cave is a great spot for a view, and the desert chipmunks are friendly enough to come up to your feet if there aren’t any dogs around.

Beautiful Scenery!

This is one of my favorites hikes in the valley. Quick and amazing views of the desert. Go early enough and you can hear the coyotes in the area!

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