We started off our first hike of the year conquering the Wave Cave Trail. This was not my ended trail as I was thinking we were headed to the Wind Cave Trail which is very different and shorter. I didn’t realize we were hiking the wrong trail until all was said and done though. Oh well!
The Wave Cave Trail was full of beautiful views as its nestled very high up in the Superstition Mountains. The trail started off fairly easy and slowly inclined. Not too bad until you had to climb a little and I started getting a little dehydrated. Not too big of a deal.
As we reach what we thought was the top we look almost straight up and see the Wave Cave. When I say straight up, I mean literally we had half of a mile to go straight up the mountain. As always we were babywearing so we knew this was going to be a workout.
After taking many breaks on the way up and letting slipping hikers come down, we made it to the top. The 980 foot incline in 1.5 miles was enough to call for a break so we popped a squat and enjoyed the gorgeous view for a while.
Of course being at the Wave Cave I couldn’t resist taking a photo with the “wave” even though my boys were refusing to join me. I took a couple variations of photos, well correction, E, my 7 year old took a variety of photos but only a couple came out.
The hike was great overall but I will say its not for beginners. The elevation change added with the steepness at the end of the trail is enough to call for many injuries. If you’re bringing school age children you are probably good and if you’re bringing toddlers or younger than be very careful!