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We love going here. The trails are marked very well and you can pick and choose how far and difficult you want to do.

Great view in all directions

27 days ago

Great trail but definitely more challenging than the Easy rating it was given.... ithe trek down the last mountain is steep and rocky....

Did this hike on national hiking day, so I assume there was more traffic than normal. San Tan is a enjoyable place to visit, a nice mixture of terrain and views. Goldmine trail has some nice views and on a clear day you can see downtown Phoenix.

Gorgeous views and clearly marked trails. Great Hike.

Great trail with endless options! You can carve out your own path going up or staying flat. Very easy to navigate!

Good easy hike, very clean bathrooms and good amount of available parking. Started out really foggy due to recent rains, but cleared off and gave us a good view!

Turned out to be a Gorgeous Sunrise Hike after lots of fog....Maintained nice trail with amazing views for an easy hike! Clean bathrooms always a perk and plenty of parking.

This trail is what you would expect. Its fairly easy however there is a small portion on the mountain itself that is slightly difficult, but beginners would still be okay. This is a personal preference but I hated that it was almost a mile to the actual hike, the hike itself, then another 'almost mile' back out. This trail is 3/4 desert walking (very little shade) and 1/4 hike.

trail running
4 months ago

Visitor from Colorado, prepared for the worst(rattle snakes etc) but just a dirt road and didn't have to worry about it. EXTREMELY hot that day, and I was having a hard time climbing up the hill. Although, enjoyed the view, took little break in shade and ran back to the trailhead. There was no shades until I got to the top. Such a short hike/run but water is needed!

I love San tan park, the trails are clean and great. this is a good little run for the afternoon or a quick morning breather. definitely a good one.

A flat trail, great for a lazy stroll. luckily the sun was behind clouds. no shade here.

Beautiful views from the peaks. Highly recommend this trail for a workout. I love AZ trails and the sunshine. Please keep our parks clean and respect all warning signs.

6 months ago

Decent hike with nice views, just too flat for my liking.

Great views and a good, if somewhat challenging, workout for the casual/recreational hiker. Keep an eye out for loose sand/gravel where you could lose your footing. This is just one of many trails at the park. Great layout with parking and restrooms at this trailhead. I will be going back to try the other trails.

Loved this it was easy and fun

8 months ago

Experienced hikers and those in excellent shape won't find this trail to be difficult at all, but it ought to be rated as "moderate." There are four hills to climb, and the first is the most difficult. There are minor switchback trails going up, but it is pretty steep. Each of them are steep in their own right, so don't take this trail lightly. Hiking shoes/boots is highly recommended, but not required. Assuming you don't take side trails (but, I highly recommend you do), expect the out and back hike to take about 30-40 minutes. Pima Canyon and Beverley Canyon are far more popular trails, but this one has SIGNIFICANTLY better views of the Valley and is a better overall workout. I highly recommend this trail for anyone looking for a pretty short but good intensity hike!

Nice, easy trail.

Nice easy walk

9 months ago

1st time there i was very impressed.

9 months ago

Easy hike with fantastic desert habitat and spectacular views of the Goldmines and the Superstitions.

9 months ago

very fun and exciting I'm not sure this should be rated as easy though

Beautiful trail. We really enjoyed it. Has a little of both ups and downs and flat trail. Spectacular views. It’s easy to moderate.

10 months ago

Nice short trail, I think it only took a little over an hour even after stopping to enjoy the scenery and to catch my breath a few times. It’s easy until you get to the rocks and then it becomes moderate. The views were pretty ok once you get some elevation. It’s only ten minutes from my place so it was worth the trip for me.

I am 82 and my wife is 80. We loved this trail. Varied terrain and flora. Great views. One thing needs to be noted, the trail shown as Malpais is actually the Moonlight trail. We did it counterclockwise. Would recommend doing it that way. This gives you a nice long down hill finish.

great trail. take the Cats Peak Pass for a little extra umph in your hike. beautiful views, we love usery park! close to home and a great mix of trails

This is a nice desert walk, nothing major stands out. Definitely easier side of easy if hiking. Really well maintained trail that is used heavily by bikers. Great for dogs paws, but watch for chollas.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Not one of my favorites but nice & easy trail

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Really pretty and the cat peaks pass trail offers a cut through right back to Blevins instead of taking part of meridian back. bewarw though, the pass is Rocky as you go over a small hill. Pup loves it!

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