When people think of Arizona the Grand Canyon is one of the places that comes to mind. There are so many other places that are just as beautiful and unique. Located in the Superstition Mountains there's a hiking trail in Arizona that takes you to a rad rock formation that looks like a wave. You can enjoy great views while pretending to surf this wave cave.  

The Wave Cave trail is located in Gold Canyon, Arizona and requires a permit and parking pass to hike there. If you're hiking here by yourself a single permit is $15 or you can purchase a family one for $20 if you go with friends. Parking is limited and can fill up fast on the weekends, so plan accordingly. 

The trail is about five miles roundtrip and is easy at first but gets a little rocky towards the top. You should check weather conditions before heading out as wildfires can prevent you from hiking there. The best times to hike here are in fall, winter, and spring when the weather is much cooler. 

The cave is perfect for a photo-op! With the wave-like rock formation, you can pose like you're surfing the "wave." You can even bring a snack and enjoy the views while eating. 

It's possible to see some native wildlife during your hike so plan ahead. You're also able to bring your pets along for the hike. They just have to remain on a leash.

If you're unsure of weather conditions you can check them here. Currently, the trail is available for use. You and your friends can have an awesome adventure by hiking here and taking some super cool pictures to remember the good time you all had.

Wave Cave

Price: $15-20 per permit (Individual or family)

Location: Gold Canyon, AZ

Why you should go: This short moderate hike takes you to an awesome cave that's shaped like a wave. You can even pose on the rocks in your best surf pose.


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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