Hike Detail Sheet,  Hikes,  Upper Intermediate

Wave Cave (UI)

Date:Destination:Wave Cave
Level:Upper Intermediate (UI)Area:Superstition Mountains
Approx hike distance in miles:4Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:N/AHike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:1100Hike leader email:
Departure time - Union Center parking lot:Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation:$10
Unpaved miles:6Park entry fee per vehicle:No
Road conditions:FairWebsite for reference info:https://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=548
High clearance vehicle req'd:SuggestedTrailhead GPS coordinates:33.392228,-111.353665


Maintained Trail:NoUneven Footing:Yes
Steep Side Drop-offs:YesSteep Trail:
Off Trail (scratchy):NoSlippery Trail Surfaces:Yes
Use of Hands Required:YesBoulder Hopping:Yes
Difficulty :StrenuousWater Crossings:No
Restrooms at Trailhead:NoGloves Required:Yes


Special Instructions:

This is a short, but difficult hike. The hike down is steep, slippery in some places, and not maintained. You will need hiking poles, but the cave is worth the climb. There are great views from the Wave Cave. Bring water and a snack.


Take Felix Rd north to Arizona Farms Rd, turn right. Turn left (north) on AZ 79. Turn left onto Hwy 60 west towards Phoenix. Follow Hwy 60 for 7.6 miles and turn right on Peralta Road (FS 77) at stoplight. Drive 6.7 miles (becomes a dirt road) to Lost Goldmine Trailhead on left.