Peak of Interest Loop
ElevationAscent: 2,191' 668 m
Descent: -2,191' -668 m
High: 3,278' 999 m
Low: 1,885' 575 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 46% (25°)
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“A great hike for the true explorer who loves 360-degree views and doesn't mind getting a bit off trail.”— Heather Dunphy
From there, connect to Wind Cave Trail. At the top of Wind Cave Trail there is a sign that states the trail is not maintained. This trail is not marked, but there are some cairns that guide your way up to a couple of peaks in the Goldfields. One of the peaks is at 3,300 feet and is the third highest peak in the Goldfields. Enjoy great views!
The descent to Pass Mountain Trail is not marked, but doable and takes you back around on an alternate set of trails to the parking lot. Overall, this is a great backyard adventure that avoids the crowds (except for the 1.5-mile section on Wind Cave Trail, which can be busy). Enjoy!
Land Manager: USFS - Tonto National Forest Office
May 15, 2019: Maverick Fire Reported Near Payson May 16, 2019
May 13, 2019: Riparian Area Protections Implemented