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Carefree and Cave Creek

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Recommended Routes in Carefree and Cave Creek - 1

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Intermediate/Difficult

Skunk Tank - Cave Creek Loop

10.5 mi 16.8 km 1,661' Up 506.17 m Up 1,661' Down 506.16 m Down

Carefree, AZ

Carefree and Cave Creek Hiking

  • 219 Miles 353 Kilometers of Trail
  • 4 Recommended Routes
  • 10 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 18 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 5 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Carefree and Cave Creek - 29

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5.7 mi 9.2 km #1Go John Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Cave Creek, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Cave Creek, AZ 14 
5.3 mi 8.6 km #2Spur Cross Trail
Easy
Cave Creek, AZ
Easy
Cave Creek, AZ
10.2 mi 16.4 km #3Cave Creek Trail #4
Intermediate/Difficult
Cave Creek, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Cave Creek, AZ
1.8 mi 2.9 km #4Overton Trail
Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
2.0 mi 3.2 km #5Elephant Mountain Trail
Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
2.0 mi 3.3 km #6Slate Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
Easy/Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
2.4 mi 3.9 km #7Stagecoach Trail
Easy
Carefree, AZ
Easy
Carefree, AZ
5.2 mi 8.4 km #8Skunk Trail #246
Intermediate/Difficult
Carefree, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Carefree, AZ
1.1 mi 1.8 km #9Black Mountain
Difficult
Cave Creek, AZ
Difficult
Cave Creek, AZ
6.9 mi 11.1 km #10Hawknest Trail
Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
Intermediate
Carefree, AZ

Photos of Carefree and Cave Creek - 55

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Early on in trail
Jan 24, 2022 near Cave Creek, AZ
Along the Elephant Mountain Trail
Mar 27, 2018 near Cave Creek, AZ
Point 3342 from the Elephant Mountain Trail
Mar 27, 2018 near Cave Creek, AZ
Really enjoyed mountains in background.
Jan 24, 2022 near Cave Creek, AZ
Amazing sunset views on Black Mountain!
Dec 11, 2020 near Cave Creek, AZ
Third peak outlook
Apr 1, 2020 near Carefree, AZ
Lookout
Apr 1, 2020 near Carefree, AZ
Through the saguaros on the Elephant Mountain Trail
Mar 27, 2018 near Cave Creek, AZ