North Caineville Mesa South Route | Caineville

Hiking North Caineville Mesa South Route - Caineville Hiking North Caineville Mesa South Route

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RATING: Moderate/Strenuous Hike

Mon

Sunny. High near 82, with temperatures falling to around 79 in the afternoon. Southwest wind 5 to 23 mph.

82 | 53

Tue

A slight chance of rain showers before noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Northwest wind 8 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

71 | 49

Wed

Sunny, with a high near 81.

81 | 42

Thu

Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.

82 | 52

Fri

Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.

76 | 48

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SEASON: Fall, Winter (when no snow), Spring
GEAR: Standard Hiking Gear
WATER: None.

Mon

Sunny. High near 82, with temperatures falling to around 79 in the afternoon. Southwest wind 5 to 23 mph.

82 | 53

Tue

A slight chance of rain showers before noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Northwest wind 8 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

71 | 49

Wed

Sunny, with a high near 81.

81 | 42

Thu

Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.

82 | 52

Fri

Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.

76 | 48

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Shadow People - Two humans and a dog - North Caineville Mesa

Shadow People - Two humans and a dog - North Caineville Mesa

This has to be one of the most overlooked hikes in the area. It offers fantastic scenery, and a challenging, but not-to-difficult route to the top of a very imposing mesa. From the highway, you would be hard pressed to believe there was a non-technical route to its summit. The route is elegant, and a lot of fun.

The hike is fairly steep, gaining about 1300' of elevation in a little over a mile. This rates as a moderate/strenuous hike, we nicknamed the route "the stairmaster" by the top! It also encounters a fair bit of steep dirt and loose rock. We had a very well-seasoned desert dog in our group that had no problems, but this is likely not a place for most dogs unless they have a fair bit of experience.

A final note, the round trip to the top and back only takes 2-3 hours, but plan on spending most of the day on top. The mesa offers incredible views in all directions and allows for easy terrain to wander and take in the various views.

Note: There are two additional routes up, the North Cainville Mesa North Route and North Caineville Mesa Septentrional Route I found these routes about the same effort wise and with very different character.
Lucy in a sea of grey hills!

Lucy in a sea of grey hills!

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