Overton Trail Loop

Phoenix, AZ
Length: 3.50 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

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This trail is rated moderate, but has a gradual elevation change so is good for hikers with bigger kids or those looking for more of a workout and carrying little ones. You can take it clockwise for a more gradual incline and reward the kids with a stop at the playground at the end. There are benches every mile or so and a lovely view near the halfway point at the top. This trail does connect with Go John and a few other trails.

The Nature Center is a must-see. There are souvenirs, snacks, and books for sale. They also have a live reptile exhibit which houses the largest captive diamondback rattlesnake in the area. Kids can also enjoy seeing a small natural history exhibit that showcases some artifacts from the area.

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Trail Features

Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 515 ft.
Carrier needed No
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains Yes
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Natural Play Area, Picnic Area, Playground, Shaded Hike, Viewpoint, Visitor Center, and Wildlife Viewing

The visitor center has live reptiles on exhibit as well as natural and cultural history exhibits. There is a watering hole outside that local wildlife visits.
There is also a playground and basketball court.

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $7.00

Fee to enter Cave Creek Regional Park is $7 cash or check. There are multiple parking lots near the trailheads.

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About The Guide

Hike it Baby Family Trail Guide is an online resource to help families with children source trails that little legs can hike and parents can feel comfortable with. Hike details are sourced and have been hiked by families who participate in our community. Our contributors do their best to give you all the details they can, but if something is missed, you can reach out to the contributor and offer suggestions for them to add to make it a better trail description for all. This guide was built with a generous 3-year partnership with L.L Bean. Like Hike it Baby, L.L Bean believes that helping get families into nature from birth on is key to healthier, happier communities.