Jewel of the Creek (Dragonfly) Trail

Cave Creek, AZ
Length: 2.00 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

[Total: 10    Average: 2.5/5]

Partially shaded loop trail with two wooden plank bridge crossings which are a favorite for kids of all ages. Dragonflies and butterflies are plentiful in the air and minnows can be found in the Creek. A beautiful Oasis in the desert with lots of greenery. Well defined dirt trail that is easy for good walkers to navigate. A small kid sized cave is a fun little surprise waiting to be discovered. Wonderful hike with spectacular views. When you go through Cave Creek and turn down N. Spur Cross Rd, there are little brown signs with an arrow pointing straight ahead, leading you to the trail. However when you arrive at the little parking lot for the trail access, it is a bit confusing at first, because there is no sign there announcing that it is the Dragonfly (or Jewel of the Creek) trailhead. But you will see a brown metal gate (rather not noticeable). That will be the entrance to the trailhead. The trail is very easy to follow, only gets a little rocky in a few short spots. Bring lots of water.

Submitted by Melissa Jamshidi

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, and Winter
Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 36 ft.
Stroller friendly No
Stroller terrain No Wheels
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Natural Play Area, Shaded Hike, and Wildlife Viewing

Trail Contributor

[Total: 10    Average: 2.5/5]

Hike it Baby Trail Guide is managed by the Family Trail Guide team. If a trail has been “abandoned” by the initial owner, it gets adopted by the team. Also, if there are no trails in the area, the Family Trail Guide team researches trails that are family friendly in the area to insure that hikes cover all areas where Hike it Baby hikes.


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