|when||Saturday, October 31, 2020|
|Trip Report : February 10, 2018|
Superstition Wave Cave is an easy hike in the Superstition Wilderness.
You get a good taste of what the front range of the mountains looks like.
The Wave Cave gets its name from the “frozen” wave that
a rock at the front of the cave looks like.
The view from the cave looks out over the valley where there are few
houses and you are 1,000 feet above the valley.
The last ¼ mile of the trail up to the cave is rocky with loose rocks, so hiking sticks help a lot. The trail weaves past boulders that have fallen off the Superstitions Mountains above you. There are two caves here, the main one and a small one beside it. We will explore both of them. The main cave has the “wave” and is very deep with shade at all times. The main cave also has small spring in the back.
Start from Lost Goldmine Trailhead and take the trail west up toward Boulder Saddle, then take an unmarked trail to the left. Lunch/snack time will be inside the wave cave. We will be back at the cars by early afternoon, so you can get home in time to feed the trick or treater.
• At least 2 liters of water
• Sturdy hiking boots
• Hiking poles
• Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
• Lunch/sandwich/energy bars
|distance||6 miles round trip|
|EC||+-1000' elevation change|
|elevations||2,300' at Lost Goldmine Trailhead to 3,000' at Wave Cave|
|type||In and Out|
|on trail||100% — Lost Goldmine and Wave Cave Trails|
|rating||"C" Rate yourself as a hiker.|
|cost||The club allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.|
|leader||Email the leader to confirm.|
|meet||7:30 AM at Lost Goldmine parking lot|
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