The Best Backpacking in Cave Creek

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Top backpacking spots in and near Cave Creek

  • Scottsdale, Arizona

    Maricopa Trail: Bronco Trailhead to Cave Creek Rangers Station

    9.73 mi / 1371 ft gain
    Maricopa Trail: Bronco Trailhead to Cave Creek Rangers Station is a point-to-point trail where you may see wildflowers located near Carefree, Arizona.
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  • Maricopa County, Arizona

    Cave Creek Trail

    19.71 mi / 1998 ft gain
    Cave Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Cave Creek, Arizona.
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  • Fountain Hills, Arizona

    Dixie Mine, Coachwhip, Windmill, Bell Pass and Prospector Loop

    10.14 mi / 1207 ft gain
    Dixie Mine, Coachwhip, Windmill, Bell Pass and Prospector Loop is a loop trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Fountain Hills, Arizona.
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  • Phoenix, Arizona

    Charles M. Christiansen Trail 100

    11.02 mi / 1135 ft gain
    Charles M. Christiansen Trail 100 is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Phoenix, Arizona.
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  • Black Canyon City, Arizona

    Black Canyon Trail: Rock Springs to W Care Free Highway

    30.47 mi / 2723 ft gain
    Black Canyon Trail: Rock Springs to W Care Free Highway is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Black Canyon City, Arizona.
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  • Yavapai County, Arizona

    Verde River Trail

    14.06 mi / 1260 ft gain
    Verde River Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a hot springs located near Pine, Arizona.
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  • Rio Verde, Arizona

    Boulder Creek Trail

    10.02 mi / 2218 ft gain
    Boulder Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Tonto Basin, Arizona.
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  • Payson, Arizona

    Mazatzal Divide

    30.73 mi / 5095 ft gain
    Mazatzal Divide is a point-to-point trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Payson, Arizona.
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  • Crown King, Arizona

    Big Dipper via Poland Creek

    3.88 mi / 1325 ft gain
    Big Dipper via Poland Creek is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Crown King, Arizona.
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  • Payson, Arizona

    Hike Barnhardt Trail

    4.8
    8 mi / 1912 ft gain
    To get to the trailhead, use the turnoff of highway 87 labeled Barnhardt trail (has a marked sign coming from both Payson and Phoenix). Barnhardt road is just over 4 miles and is unpaved. The road can be driven on by lower clearance cars because the terrain is not too rocky. Once at the trailhead...
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  • Buckeye, Arizona

    Mesquite Canyon Trail

    8.37 mi / 1824 ft gain
    Mesquite Canyon Trail is a loop trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Waddell, Arizona.
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  • Mayer, Arizona

    Verde Rim Loop Trail

    14.32 mi / 2631 ft gain
    Verde Rim Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Camp Verde, Arizona.
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  • Apache Junction, Arizona

    La Barge Boulder Canyon Loop Trail

    27.61 mi / 4062 ft gain
    La Barge Boulder Canyon Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Gold Canyon, Arizona.
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  • Phoenix, Arizona

    Bursera National Pyramid Loop

    11.24 mi / 2116 ft gain
    Bursera National Pyramid Loop is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Laveen, Arizona.
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  • Phoenix, Arizona

    Bursera South Loop

    6.2 mi / 1093 ft gain
    Bursera South Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Phoenix, Arizona.
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  • Maricopa County, Arizona

    Battleship Mountain

    11.43 mi / 1722 ft gain
    Battleship Mountain is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Roosevelt, Arizona.
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