Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Cave Creek Day Hike
when November 23, 2019
where Phoenix
the hike     (Exploratory) We will be taking the Slate Trail from downtown Cave Creek to Cave Creek Regional Park. This is open desert, not too much up or down. We will connect with the Go John Trail when we get near our turnaround point at the regional park. This a nice hike on the Saturday before Thanksgiving to burn some fat. We will have our snack at the park before we return the way we came.
    If Cave Creek is running, our feet may get a little wet crossing, but we will see how it is doing closer to the hike day. This is the open desert, going though some of the land Cave Creek has protected from development.
    After the hike some of us will be going to the Cave Creek Olive Oil. This is a great place to pick up a gift for the holiday season and sample their items. They are one of the top location to get gourmet oive oil and balsamic vinegar in Arizona. They also have some homemade specialty items. After our stop here we may get lunch at a local restaurant.
•  Sturdy hiking boots
•  At least 3 liters of water
•  Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
•  Lunch or snacks
•  Camera
distance 6-7 miles
time 3-4 hours
EC +-400' elevation change
elevations 2,200' at Trailhead, 1,900' at the crossing of Cave Creek
type round trip
on trail 100% — Slate and Go John Trails
rating "C"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost Sharing gas expenses with the driver.
The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Cave Creek
meet 8:00 AM in Scottsdale at Scottsdale Rd. & E. Grayhawk Dr. Meet in the parking lot between Dutch Bros. and Circle K, which is just south of Grayhawk. See Map.
•  From Scottsdale, take Scottsdale Road north to Carefree Highway.
Make a left here on to Carefree Highway to Cave Creek Road.
Make a right on to Cave Creek Road to Surrey Dr.
Make a left on to Surrey Dr. and travel to the end.
Park on the side of the road. There is no service here.
30 miles round trip from Scottsdale.

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