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Wind Cave Trail is an easy to moderate canyon hike with stunning views of the unique rock formations. Though the trail is on the east side, there may be a few challenges along the way. There are a few steep spots. … Park on the Northside of the road, the trail is well marked.

 

Directions to the Wind Cave trailhead: 

Once in the park, continue past the new (Spring 2010) Nature Center building to the information/entrance building where you either purchase a one-day pass or purchase an annual pass (good in all Maricopa Parks except Lake Pleasant) for seniors. If it’s your first visit, be sure to ask for a map including information on all 29 miles of trails in the park. After setting your pass receipt on your dash, continue on the road as it curves around toward the east. Continue past the four-way intersection until Wind Cave Drive on your left. Turn up the drive and follow it until you find a suitable parking place. If it’s busy just continue around the one-way loop until you find an empty spot along the road. The trailhead itself is immediate to your right when looking at the Wind Cave facilities building.

 

Health Benefits of Hiking

  • It strengthens the large muscles in your body while stimulating the feel-good chemical hormones of adrenaline and endorphins that boost your mood and energy levels.
  • Lower stress levels, improved mood, and enhanced mental wellbeing, the experience of hiking are unique, research suggests, conveying benefits beyond what you receive from typical exercise. Not only does it oxygenate your heart, but it also helps keep your mind sharper, your body calmer, your creativity more alive, and your relationships happier.
  • Reduced risk for heart disease- Hiking is a powerful cardio workout that can: Lower your risk of heart disease. Improve your blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Boost bone density, since walking is a weight-bearing exercise.
  • Enhanced relationships with friends and family.
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Mesa, Arizona is blessed to be the home of so many amazing hiking trails you don’t want to miss out on!  Here’s a short list of our favorites: 

  • Hawes Trail System Entrance
  • Pass Mountain Trailhead
  • Brown Mountain
  • Merkle Trail
  • Lone Mountain Trailhead
  • Velda Rose Nature Trail
  • Blevins Trail
  • Maricopa Trail
  • Wind Cave

All of these wonderful hiking areas are located just a short distance from our location at 1630 South Stapley Drive, Suite 212 in Mesa, Arizona! Stop by for a visit anytime!