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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RT Distance 2.9 Miles
Elevation Gain 790 Feet
Activities Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Autumn, Winter
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Scenic

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Chipmunks.

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!

Use Usery!

This trail, the entire surrounding area, additional & longer trails, amenities, plus scenery is hands down in the top 5 for the PHX Metro area. Check it out!


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