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Overton Trail

Intermediate
 3.7 (7)

A very flowy fun trail best ridden via the Go John Trail.


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1.8

Miles

2.9

KM

Doubletrack

2,445' 745 m

High

2,057' 627 m

Low

62' 19 m

Up

391' 119 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Features -none-

This trail is open to hikers and equestrian riders. Expect traffic in both directions and be prepared to yield appropriately.

Description

This trail connects the well-used Go John Trail with the lower trails in the park incuding Jasper and Slate Trail. This trail is part of the Cave Creek Bicycle Festival loop (now called the Cave Creek Cactus Classic) bike race route. The summit affords great views and a bench to sit and choke down an energy gel for the last few miles of the loop.

Two switchbacks on the way down are challenging for new riders but experienced riders will have no problem negotiating the fairly wide turns.

At the bottom of the hill, there is a short trail leading to the Cave Creek Nature Center where there are bathroom facilities and COLD WATER. The nature center has a variety very good displays on desert plants and wildlife.

The trail continues on past a childrens' play area and transitions to the Slate Trail as you cross Tonalite Drive.

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Shared By:

Michael Rigney

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  3.7 from 7 votes

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Junction of Go John Trail and Overton Trail; stay to the right and follow Overton Trail.
Apr 29, 2013 near Cave Creek, AZ
Climbing  the Overton Trail.
Dec 24, 2015 near Cave Creek, AZ
View from the summit of Overton Trail.
Apr 29, 2013 near Cave Creek, AZ
Steep downhill on Overton; Nature Center (with water and air conditioning) visible in foreground; beware of equestrian groups.
Apr 29, 2013 near Cave Creek, AZ
Double switchbacks on Overton Trail.
Apr 29, 2013 near Cave Creek, AZ

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Oct 27, 2020
Blake Szymczak
Apr 17, 2020
Rick Nieves
Connected from Cave Creek Campground and rode up to Overton Trail for a quick out and back. Trail was smooth and clear. Conditions were sunny and coo 2.3mi — 0h 36m
May 27, 2018
Jeffrey Davis
Mar 27, 2017
Levi Rajnowski
Apr 11, 2016
Jason O'Young