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Carefree and Cave Creek

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Recommended Routes in Carefree and Cave Creek - 4

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Favorite Coming down the Overton Trail
Intermediate

Cave Creek Thriller 50K

32.0 mi 51.4 km 2,193' Up 668.57 m Up 1,575' Down 480.21 m Down

Anthem, AZ
Favorite Coming down the Overton Trail
Intermediate

Cave Creek Thriller 24K

15.3 mi 24.6 km 1,536' Up 468.27 m Up 1,345' Down 409.99 m Down

Anthem, AZ
Favorite Cactus field
Intermediate/Difficult

Elephant Mountain 50-miler

50.9 mi 82.0 km 5,105' Up 1555.98 m Up 5,101' Down 1554.67 m Down

Cave Creek, AZ
Favorite Third peak outlook
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 Running

  • 226 Miles 364 Kilometers of Trail
  • 4 Recommended Routes
  • 11 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 18 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 5 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Carefree and Cave Creek - 30

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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
1.1 mi 1.8 km #3Black Mountain
Difficult
Cave Creek, AZ
Difficult
Cave Creek, AZ
10.2 mi 16.4 km #4Cave Creek Trail #4
Intermediate/Difficult
Cave Creek, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Cave Creek, AZ
1.8 mi 2.9 km #5Overton Trail
Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
2.0 mi 3.2 km #6Elephant Mountain Trail
Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
2.0 mi 3.3 km #7Slate Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
Easy/Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
2.4 mi 3.9 km #8Stagecoach Trail
Easy
Carefree, AZ
Easy
Carefree, AZ
5.2 mi 8.4 km #9Skunk Trail #246
Intermediate/Difficult
Carefree, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Carefree, 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
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
Overcast day but really cool place.
Jan 24, 2022 near Cave Creek, AZ
Flag at the top
Nov 8, 2021 near Cave Creek, AZ
Unique AZ plant life
Nov 8, 2021 near Cave Creek, AZ