The Wave Cave offers the best scenery the Superstition Mountains have to offer. Make sure to take a picture. 

From the trail-head you will follow the old and wide dirt road for a while until you reach the wilderness fence line. It's easy to get lost. When you reach the fence there's an area to go through. It's difficult to see. Make sure you look closely. DO NOT follow the signs that say "trail". Once you get through the fence, just pay close attention to the cairns. Once you get past all that, the end is an awesome view from a larger than expected cave. The ascent basically gets steeper the closer you get. It's a great adventure!

Pack List

  • Water and snacks
  • Camera
  • Light jacket (it can get cool in the evenings)
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RT Distance 3.5 Miles
Elevation Gain 990 Feet
Activities Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Scenic

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Nice quick hike.

The trail was well pretty well worn in. As of yesterday I only saw one cairn and it was before the fence. The parking lot was full when we got there but we had the cave to ourselves. I bet it gets pretty busy on weekdays though.


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