Explore the most popular nature trips trails in San Tan Mountain Regional Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

One of my favorites. not super colorful though

Good workout! So many pretty views. Took me about two hours to complete :)

trail was nice and quiet. not too many hikers. we brought our pup and he seemed to enjoy himself. it's nice that the big part of the climb is at the beginning of the hike. nice morning hike

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23 days ago

First time hiking with my 6 year old son and he made it.

fun trail, but lightly trafficked? I guess it depends on your definition of light, but I hiked this trail plus dynamite and probably crossed paths with roughly 50 hikers and 25 mountain bikers absolutely blazing the trails.

not enjoyable if you're looking for some peace and quiet.

beautiful evening hike so you're covered in shade. slow and steady incline. graft for running or hiking with kiddos.

Good trail. Glad I can read and know they have signs everywhere stating that the trail has a large wash portion (and it's on every map). Makes it easy to prepare if you're using the most baseline of observation.

Beautiful views and great trail

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2 months ago

Great hike around the loop today. Warm temps but cloud cover helped. Nice easy hike with beautiful cactus!

Hike up Goldmine gets hard but only for a very short portion. Great for the legs! The San Tan trail connection is not very exciting, more like a desert walk, which makes it feel long and boring. Then you hit Dynamite and book it down which is fun and good cardio. Very little shade on this loop.

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2 months ago

Loved it!! Everyone was so nice and helped others out!

Great chance to see birds black throated sparrow

Since we just moved to Arizona we aren’t the most experienced hikers but this was a good trail to build up experience. The first portion is the most difficult but has a nice view. It is $6 to hike however. You can pay at the parking lot but no change available and the parking lot has limited space. Decent hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Great morning hike!!!

I’m a beginner. It’s challenging, but I loved it!

I love this hike. The first climb hits fairly quickly and is the hardest part of the loop. Realize that this loop connects with San Tan trail then Dynamite trail which leads back to the entrance. I made the mistake of staying on Goldmine trail all the way which leads quite a ways away from the mountain and to different parking lot. San Tan was easy with a slight climb and dynamite had lots of bikers as the terrain was steady and easy to hike. VERY stunning and scenic. Not too busy on a Wednesday morning, had solo time and quiet during my hike along with a few hikers and dogs and bicyclists. My favorite loop to date.

it would have been nice to know the Malpais trail is over half sandy wash. great views up to Malpais hills. not an easy biking trail

First hiking trail!

hiking
3 months ago

Easy and scenic loop if you connect with the goldmine trail to come back. We walked it with an 85 year old. She is in pretty good shape. One caution, it crosses dry washes and can have loose rocks and very small inclines.

4 months ago

A great day hike. Only slightly challenging at times.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice walk in the park. As others have noted this is definitely not a difficult hike as there's nothing really technical and very little elevation change. Still lots to see and be sure not to miss the rare crested saguaro cactus about 2.5 miles in from the beginning of the trail (if starting going left that is). If coming from the right you could easily walk by it . enjoy.

hiking
4 months ago

Definitely not hard. Nice hike though. Good views

Beautiful hike. Kristen and I loved the beauty of it. 5 of 52

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4 months ago

Very busy, parking lot was completely full but it’s a Great easy trail for everyone, and the puppies loved it!

There is some very, very steep climbs in the beginning. After that a great hike the right the desert and around the mountains.

Great trail for all skill levels.

Really great hike.... beautiful place

The trail is mostly in the wash, and isn't clearly marked at the end. It's easy to miss the turn!

Great mix of difficult and “easy”. Beautiful.

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