March 17 · 9:00 AM
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This hike is rated INTERMEDIATE.
This time we'll explore the Overton Trail in the Cave Creek Regional Park. This is a lush and beautiful preserve with great views and terrific hiking. Our route will go clockwise around the Overton and back down along a small section of the Go John Trail. We'll stop along the way and take a longer break at the midpoint. You're encouraged to bring snacks, sun protection of some sort and must bring at least 2+ liter of water per person and sturdy hiking footwear.
DISTANCE: 3.25 miles roundtrip
ELEVATION GAIN: 500 ft
TRAIL STYLE: Loop
DURATION: 2 hours
DOGS: Yes, if leashed.
FACILITIES: Bathroom and water fountain
CARPOOL LOCATION: We'll meet in the Fry's parking lot located at 4815 E Carefree Highway, Cave Creek. Park by the street, we'll leave there at 8:40 am to get to the trailhead. Mention in your RSVP if you're meeting us here.
DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD: Take AZ-74/Carefree Hwy to 32nd St. Head north on 32nd St and go for about 2.5 miles to the trailhead which will be on your left. Along the way you'll pass the toll booth. There is a $6.00 per vehicle entry fee for the park. We'll meet by the Nature Center on this closeup map.