- About 30 miles north of Phoenix near Cave Creek
- 5.2 miles (8.4 km)
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 3480 feet
- Year round
DescriptionThis trail passes through grasslands and riparian areas, with saguaro, mesquite, juniper, palo verde, acacia, cottonwood and sycamore.
From Cave Creek Trail 4, Skunk Tank Trail climbs over 1,000 feet in the first 2½ miles up Skunk Tank Canyon. The trail then slowly drops off to 3480 feet at Cottonwood trail.
Western Trailhead at 2980
Cave Creek Ranger Station
40202 N. Cave Creek Rd.
Scottsdale, Arizona 85262
Phone (480) 595-3300
Branches off Cottonwood Trail 247, approximately 0.5 miles east of Ashdale Administrative Site
Branches off Cave Creek Trail 4, approximately 2.5 mi. west of Ashdale Administrative site.