Carefree and Cave Creek

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93 mi 150 km

Rides

48 mi 77 km

Trails

57

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Easy Trails
13 Trails
Intermediate Trails
6 Trails
Hard Trails
0 Trails

Food & Drink

After the Ride: Local Favorites

Chef Sara's Raw Vegan Academy & Cafe Only the best food on the planet is served here. Truly an amazing experience.
Z's Asian Fusion Our Business Hours for this summer! :)
Horny Toad Touristy as all get out, but who cares? It's so much fun, and the BBQ is delicious! Parking can be a problem; luckily, the Cave Creek main drag is very pro-pedestrian, so you can park and walk.
Barro's Pizza Eat in or take out, nice little place with great pizza.
El Encanto This is the best Mexican restaurant in the valley. There is no pretentious, dressed up Mexican food here. It's authentic, and the best margaritas you will ever have! Plus a beautiful atmosphere
Bryan's BBQ The sliced brisket could be a benchmark for brisket anywhere and the baked potato salad and green olive-studded cole slaw are first-rate!
Big Earl's Greasy Eats Get a chocolate peanut butter milkshake. You're welcome!
Oregano's Pizza Bistro The thin pizza is amazing and the garlic bread.
Black Mountain Coffee Shop Now Reopened under New ownership Awesome Foods Breakfast served all day Lunch starts at 11:00 AM , Only Vienna Beef Seller in the Carefree area! Carefree's oldest Restaurant made new again!
7211 E Ho Road, Carefree AZ — (480) 488-9261
Cafe Bink Try for the outside patio...special view up to Black Mountain!
Sesame Inn Best Chinese for miles.
The Good Egg The new Waldorf Salad is AMAZING. Only surpassed in great taste by the Cracker Jack Crepe that I had for dessert only $1. Delish!!!!!
Spotted Donkey Cantina, el Pedregal Amazing food! Amazing atmosphere!
Starbucks, 5310 E Carefree Hwy, Cave Creek AZ Why go here when you have a real coffee roaster in Carefree just around the corner? I don't get it.
Firehouse Subs
Heart & Soul Cafe Beacon Bloody Mary!
Brisam's Pasta dishes are outstanding
SONIC Drive In Strawberry limeade is a guaranteed winner! And half price drink happy hour is everyday 2pm-4pm!
Barro's Pizza Lunchtime specials are great here.
Climb the Crag - McDowell Mountain: Jul 23 - Tom's Thumb Trailhead
Come join an REI Outdoor School Climbing Instructor and "Climb the Crag" in the McDowell Mountains in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. This activity will give you an opportunity to experience climbing in one of Phoenix's local venues and practice new techniques specific to climbing on granite slab. Details
Climbing Anchor Concepts at AZ on the Rocks: Jul 26 - AZ on the Rocks
Learn the basics of building climbing anchor systems in a fun ground school setting at AZ on the Rocks, our favorite local climbing Gym. All gear will be provided by REI Outdoor School. This class will focus on elements and principles of anchors and not on climbing movement. Details
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Trails in Carefree and Cave Creek - 15

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1.5 mi 2.4 km
#1 Gateway Trail
Cave Creek, AZ
1.5 mi 2.4 km Cave Creek, AZ
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6.4 mi 10.3 km
#2 Ocotillo Trail
Cave Creek, AZ
6.4 mi 10.3 km Cave Creek, AZ
All Clear
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Dry
62 days ago
6.9 mi 11.1 km
#3 Hawknest Trail
Carefree, AZ
6.9 mi 11.1 km Carefree, AZ
All Clear
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Dry
17 days ago
4.2 mi 6.7 km
#4 Spur Cross Trail
Cave Creek, AZ
4.2 mi 6.7 km Cave Creek, AZ
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1.4 mi 2.3 km
#5 Quartz Trail
Cave Creek, AZ
1.4 mi 2.3 km Cave Creek, AZ
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2.0 mi 3.3 km
#6 The Divide Trail
Carefree, AZ
2.0 mi 3.3 km Carefree, AZ
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2.4 mi 3.9 km
#7 Stagecoach Trail
Carefree, AZ
2.4 mi 3.9 km Carefree, AZ
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Cave Creek, AZ
4.3 mi 6.9 km Cave Creek, AZ
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1.8 mi 2.9 km
#9 Overton Trail
Cave Creek, AZ
1.8 mi 2.9 km Cave Creek, AZ
Unknown
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Carefree, AZ
1.3 mi 2.2 km Carefree, AZ
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4.3 mi 7.0 km
#11 High Desert Trail
Carefree, AZ
4.3 mi 7.0 km Carefree, AZ
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2.0 mi 3.2 km
#12 Renegade Trail
Carefree, AZ
2.0 mi 3.2 km Carefree, AZ
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2.4 mi 3.8 km
#13 Flume Trail
Cave Creek, AZ
2.4 mi 3.8 km Cave Creek, AZ
Unknown
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3.7 mi 6.0 km
#14 Slate Trail
Cave Creek, AZ
3.7 mi 6.0 km Cave Creek, AZ
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Anthem, AZ
3.0 mi 4.8 km Anthem, AZ
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