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Recommended Routes in Carefree and Cave Creek - 6

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Favorite Sidewinder Trail cutting through the saguaros
Intermediate

Sonoran Desert Loop

13.4 mi 21.5 km 1,112' Up 339.02 m Up 1,110' Down 338.44 m Down

Cave Creek, AZ
Favorite Ride past Balanced Rock for a unique and epic experience!
Intermediate

Brown's Ranch Perimeter Loop

15.5 mi 24.9 km 629' Up 191.72 m Up 629' Down 191.63 m Down

Carefree, AZ
Favorite Always look up the trail, even when climbing. I nearly ran over this rattle snake, then dropped my bike and danced out of the way. Snakes never seem to go out of their way to bite, just don
Intermediate/Difficult

Cave Creek Cactus Classic Race Loop

23.2 mi 37.3 km 1,680' Up 511.98 m Up 1,688' Down 514.37 m Down

Cave Creek, AZ
Favorite Looking east at thee Superstitions.
Easy/Intermediate

The Long Way Around

18.0 mi 29.0 km 700' Up 213.42 m Up 700' Down 213.42 m Down

Carefree, AZ
Favorite Large Saguaro.  There are many of these along the loop.
Easy/Intermediate

West Side Loop

19.3 mi 31.0 km 794' Up 241.92 m Up 794' Down 242.14 m Down

Carefree, AZ
Favorite Always look up the trail, even when climbing. I nearly ran over this rattle snake, then dropped my bike and danced out of the way. Snakes never seem to go out of their way to bite, just don
Intermediate/Difficult

Prickly Pedal Race Course

40.6 mi 65.3 km 2,722' Up 829.7 m Up 2,066' Down 629.82 m Down

New River, AZ

Carefree and Cave Creek Biking

  • 214 Miles 344 Kilometers of Trail
  • 6 Recommended Routes
  • 14 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 13 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 2 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Carefree and Cave Creek - 23

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11.6 mi 18.7 km #1Hawknest Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
Easy/Intermediate
Carefree, AZ 22 
6.3 mi 10.1 km #2Ocotillo Trail
Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ 21 
1.4 mi 2.3 km #3Quartz Trail
Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
0.5 mi 0.9 km #4Flat Rock Trail
Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
4.2 mi 6.7 km #5Spur Cross Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Cave Creek, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Cave Creek, AZ 10 
4.3 mi 7.0 km #6High Desert Trail
Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
Intermediate
Carefree, AZ
5.7 mi 9.2 km #7Go John Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Cave Creek, AZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Cave Creek, AZ 18 
7.8 mi 12.6 km #8Stagecoach Trail
Easy
Carefree, AZ
Easy
Carefree, AZ
1.5 mi 2.4 km #9Gateway Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
Easy/Intermediate
Cave Creek, AZ
2.0 mi 3.3 km #10The Divide Trail
Easy
Carefree, AZ
Easy
Carefree, AZ

Photos of Carefree and Cave Creek - 56

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Always look up the trail, even when climbing. I nearly ran over this rattle snake, then dropped my bike and danced out of the way. Snakes never seem to go out of their way to bite, just don
Aug 25, 2013 near Cave Creek, AZ
I got up at 3:30 AM for this ride and was well-rewarded.
Aug 12, 2015 near Cave Creek, AZ
Testing out the new roll over cattle guard at the south end of Spur Cross Trail.
Oct 31, 2017 near Cave Creek, AZ
Testing out our brand new roll over cattle guard. Replaced a old barbed wire cowboy gate.
Oct 6, 2016 near Cave Creek, AZ
Enjoying the Spur Cross trail!
Apr 25, 2015 near Cave Creek, AZ
poppies on the Spur Cross Trail
May 7, 2013 near Cave Creek, AZ
Enjoy a fun-filled, twisty ride with scenic desert vistas in Brown's Ranch.
Feb 27, 2017 near Carefree, AZ
Cave Creek Regional Park | C4 - Cave Creek Cactus Classic | 01/05/2020
Jan 10, 2020 near Cave Creek, AZ