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Wind Cave (CI)

Date:Destination:Wind Cave
Level:CIArea:Usery Mountain Regional Park
Approx hike distance in miles:4Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:800Hike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:N/AHike leader email:
Departure time - Union Center parking lot:Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation:$10
Unpaved miles:NonePark entry fee per vehicle:Yes, see below
Road conditions:GoodWebsite for reference info:N/A
High clearance vehicle req'd:NoTrailhead GPS coordinates:33.474013, -111.607452


Maintained Trail:YesUneven Footing:Yes
Steep Side Drop-offs:NoSteep Trail:
Off Trail (scratchy):NoSlippery Trail Surfaces:No
Use of Hands Required:ModerateBoulder Hopping:No
Difficulty :ModerateWater Crossings:No
Restrooms at Trailhead:YesGloves Required:No


Special Instructions:

This is an out and back hike to a cave with a great view. Bring water and a snack. This hike requires an entry fee ($7/car) or a Maricopa County Parks Pass. Please divide the cost evenly among the carpool.


Turn right (north) on Hunt Hwy to Ellsworth. Follow Ellsworth north 7.5 miles past US 60. Park entrance is on the right. Follow Usery Park Rd for 1 mile past the entrance station to Wind Cave Dr West. Turn left on Wind Cave Dr West and follow to the trailhead.