Dragonfly Trail

Cave Creek, AZ
Length: 1.70 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

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Short and sweet, this is a great trail for toddlers walking and babies being carried. It begins with an gentle descent down to the level of the creek. In the winter months water flows through the creek and kids can enjoy identifying the animal tracks in it’s banks. There are huge saguaros, indigenous rock art, a “cave” which is a remnant from the old mining days, and plenty of shade along the creek. Mule deer, javelina, and coyotes can be seen in the area. This trail also connects to Spur Cross Trail and Tortuga Trail for a longer and more difficult hike.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, and Winter
Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 118 ft.
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Mud Puddles, Ranger Led Hikes, Shaded Hike, Tree Climbing, Viewpoint, and Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife, a creek, fall colors, enormous saguaros

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

There is a small dirt parking lot on the left. It does fill up quickly – there is a much larger lot on the right if you continue a quarter mile down the road. Trail begins through Jewel of the Creek gate.

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Trail Map

Getting There

North of Cave Creek on Spur Cross Road