Goldmine Trail to San Tan Trail Loop

MODERATE 45 reviews

Goldmine Trail to San Tan Trail Loop is a 4.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Queen Creek, AZ that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

4.7 miles 754 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no dogs

hiking
10 days ago

This was awesome! A couple of steep places, absolutely beautiful scenery! The desert at its best!

1 month ago

Nice ride. Put in around 10 miles. From the Seattle area so this was alot dryer and hotter than expected.

hiking
1 month ago

loved it! great incline, had my heart pumping to the max, will do again

4 months ago

perfect hike to get your heart rate up took hour and ten mins

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail, I hiked it a few times already. I prefer entering off wagon wheel ( smaller lot) The hike up the mountain is harder on this side.
I believe the goldmine and the San tan trail is what I do hike... Be careful of the bikers, they can sneak up on u quick!
Great trail to run

hiking
4 months ago

5 months ago

amazing views. first time on a trail like this. some regulars gave us good advice. the steep slippery sections are easier to traverse going up rather than down. we found this out on the way down. LOL. loved it

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

most of this hike is fairly easy until you get to ascending goldmine. it's a steep climb with loose sand and rocks, but definitely a great workout. with nice views throughout the trail

6 months ago

Great

hiking
6 months ago

If you're looking for a good cardio workout, this is your trail. Coming from the Goldmine trailhead, it's rocky, and fairly steep for the last climb to the summit. Once at the summit for a bit more work you can continue North and climb about 100' higher to behold Arizona awesomeness from a tiny peak. Traveling down the other side, it's steep but not as rocky. About halfway down you can detour up a very steep "road" and climb about 200' to a narrow saddle with bonus views. Descending back down to the Goldmine trail proper, at the bottom you can go left to the visitor center or hang a right on the San Tan trail, dodge mountain bikers for a mile or so, and hook up with the Dynamite trail for a loop back to the trailhead.

I quit my gym membership and now Goldmine is my Stairmaster. It's a fun and lively workout bursting with Desert goodness.

hiking
6 months ago

Great work out.

6 months ago

Connected to this trail from little leaf. Moderate elevation gain. Nice views.

hiking
6 months ago

First time hiking this trail. Hike occasionally when i have time. It was easy at first, then more difficult. I made it up. They had the top part of the trail closed. Beautiful view. I wish it was not $6 dollars.

hiking
6 months ago

a little tricky to find. parking was in a dirt lot with porta potties, no running water or sanitizer, must have correct cash $6 to put in envelope for payment. Once on the trail there is absolutely no shade and straight up the mountain. very rocky terrain but nice wide path for horses and bike riders. lots of benches throughout the hike to rest.

hiking
7 months ago

8 months ago

8 months ago

Great variety and great views.