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Cave Creek Regional Park

Phoenix Metro Area, Arizona

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  • Park entrance.- Cave Creek Regional Park
  • The Nature Center at Cave Creek.- Cave Creek Regional Park
  • One of the group picnic areas has a sand volleyball court.- Cave Creek Regional Park
  • Group picnic area.- Cave Creek Regional Park
  • Part of the 15-mile trail network.- Cave Creek Regional Park
  • Blooming cactus.- Cave Creek Regional Park
  • Most of the trails are multi-use.- Cave Creek Regional Park
  • Segment of the Go John Trail.- Cave Creek Regional Park
  • There is an equestrian center in the park.- Cave Creek Regional Park
  • Lots of picnic sites at Cave Creek.- Cave Creek Regional Park
  • The playground in the picnic area is shaded.- Cave Creek Regional Park
  • Group picnic area.- Cave Creek Regional Park
  • Cave Creek has a wonderful campground.- Cave Creek Regional Park
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Pros: 
Nice campground. Great trails. Lots of picnic sites.
Cons: 
None.
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Region:
Phoenix Metro Area, AZ
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
State Park Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Maricopa County maintains a network of 12 regional parks around the Phoenix area. Cave Creek is one of five that have a campground. The park is a great destination for picnicking, hiking, biking, horseback riding and camping. Set in a classic Sonoran Desert environment, the park features large saguaro cacti, cholla, brittlebush and other hardy plants. The brittlebush (Encelia species) is spectacular in its late March bloom of yellow daisies.

Picnic facilities include over 50 individual first-come, first-served picnic sites and four reservable ramadas. Fifteen miles of multi-use trails are available and include a large staging area with room for horse trailers. The nature center has animal exhibits and other educational materials.

The most popular hike in the park is the Go John Trail, a 5.8-mile loop that follows a marvelous path around two of the park’s peaks. The trail also intersects with other trails like the Overton Trail and Quartz Trail to form shorter loops.

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