Lost Goldmine Trail

EASY 20 reviews
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Lost Goldmine Trail is a 6.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Gold Canyon, AZ that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.9 miles 698 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

6533 West Phillips Road Queen Creek Arizona 85242 480-655-5554

hiking
5 days ago

Easy trail for beginners

hiking
4 months ago

Borders Tonto National Forest line. Pretty views. Not difficult. Not heavily traveled. Cattle sightings sometimes.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice little stroll trough the base of the foothills that follows a fence line mostly. Lots of scenery, cool saguaro forests and some free range steer. I took it from the Wave Cave parking lot to the paved lot to the west. Definitely an easy hike for the family. Always bring the essentials though...

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

One of my absolute favorites. Wildflowers pretty much past, but cacti in glorious bloom.

7 months ago

Just follows the foothills. Rather boring. I wanted to go up to mountain top.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice easy trail offering great scenery. 12 mile round trip took about 4.5 hours.

hiking
9 months ago

My dog absolutely loved this trail, it was such a great scenery. We went right before the sun rose so we got to watch it come up as we hiked.

hiking
9 months ago

9 months ago

9 months ago

Nice Hike... great scenery ...

hiking
1 year ago

Not bad - pretty easy skinny trail, good for distance. Nice scenery and about 2.1 miles into it there is a jeep trail going up. Follow that til it circles off and some really good views there.

Love riding/hiking this trail. From our start location we can use this bypass to reach Peralta. The Hierglyph end in Gold Canyon can be very congested. We typically park a car on each end and hike it one way.

hiking
2 years ago

Gorgeous views, interesting trail, not too difficult! Uncrowded, even on a springtime Saturday. No charge for parking. Saw hikers, mountain bikes, horseback riders, and dogs, but not too many. All were polite and shared the trail comfortably. Other than when encountering another trail user, only nature sounds were heard - no traffic noise or ATVs, etc. Vegetation was attractive and varied; wildlife was common. Trail meanders up, down and around, has shade here and there, and is not too worn down. Seems pretty well maintained, and not abused. In short, we loved it!

hiking
2 years ago

Just did the trail easy and really pretty and the plus was seeing a big mule deer.

Perfect trail for trail running. Has a really good incline to begin and then has the perfect amount of cross country up and down to finish. My only complaint is there is not a lot of signage or milage markers throughout the trail to let you know where and how far you have gone, but that is just being nit picky. A nice 5 degrees cooler then Gilbert as well.

3 years ago

Parking is great, and the trail is pretty easy. There is quite a bit of wildlife activity out here, and we ran into a pack of wild steer our last time out.

hiking
3 years ago

Dog friendly. good. views without much effort

hiking
3 years ago

hiking
4 years ago

Very nice area, nice hike - good exercise. A bit crowded.