Wave Cave

Lost Goldmine & Carney Springs Trails

On March 6, 2022 Kim and I hiked from the first Peralta Trailhead parking area to the “Wave Cave” via the Lost Goldmine, Carney Springs, and Wave Cave trails. The trail was fairly flat until the Wave Cave trail portion, which ascended quickly. The actual cave was larger than I expected and offered up some great photos. There were a decent number of people on the trail on this beautiful day. Details are below.

Overview Map

The extent of this walk is highlighted by the blue box in this map.

Map Key

See Superstition Wilderness Overview page for segment color coding key and description for use of controls.

Walk-Specific Map

Take Note
  • Click on a segment to get specific information.
  • Numeric labels correspond to the same labels in the elevation profile and summary information below.

Elevation Profile

Images

GPX Download

A sanitized GPX file of our hike is here.

Summary Information

NUM trackID Primary Description Type Owner Distance CumDist DeltaElev
1 WVCV01 Wave Cave Hike (Lost Goldmine Tr East) Carney Springs TH parking to Dacite Cliff Mine Tr NA Public 0.80 0.80 14
2 WVCV02 Wave Cave Hike (Lost Goldmine Tr East) Dacite Cliff Mine Tr to merge Carney Springs Tr NA Public 0.34 1.14 16
3 WVCV03 Wave Cave Hike (Carney Springs Tr) merge Carney Springs Tr to leave Carney Springs Tr / start Wave Cave Tr NA Public 0.16 1.31 47
4 WVCV04 Wave Cave Hike (Wave Cave Tr) leave Carney Springs Tr / start Wave Cave Tr to arrive Wave Cave NA Public 0.79 2.09 731
5 WVCV04 Wave Cave Hike (Wave Cave Tr) arrive Wave Cave to leave Carney Springs Tr / start Wave Cave Tr NA Public 0.79 2.88 -731
6 WVCV03 Wave Cave Hike (Carney Springs Tr) leave Carney Springs Tr / start Wave Cave Tr to merge Carney Springs Tr NA Public 0.16 3.04 -47
7 WVCV02 Wave Cave Hike (Lost Goldmine Tr East) merge Carney Springs Tr to Dacite Cliff Mine Tr NA Public 0.34 3.38 -16
8 WVCV01 Wave Cave Hike (Lost Goldmine Tr East) Dacite Cliff Mine Tr to Carney Springs TH parking NA Public 0.80 4.19 -14