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.
dogs on leash
6533 West Phillips Road Queen Creek Arizona 85242 480-655-5554
It's a great ride lots of connecting trails to challenge any skill level!
The downsides are
1. trail isn't maintained so you have to watch out for cacti
2. Beginning of trail is really rocky and narrow, makes it a hassle when its busy.
3. Lots of lose sand that's hard to ride through unless you have some speed going in.
Easy trail for beginners
Borders Tonto National Forest line. Pretty views. Not difficult. Not heavily traveled. Cattle sightings sometimes.
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...
One of my absolute favorites. Wildflowers pretty much past, but cacti in glorious bloom.
Just follows the foothills. Rather boring. I wanted to go up to mountain top.
Nice easy trail offering great scenery. 12 mile round trip took about 4.5 hours.
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.
Nice Hike... great scenery ...
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.
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!
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.
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.
Dog friendly. good. views without much effort