Gold Mine Trail

HARD 89 reviews

Gold Mine Trail is a 4.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near San Tan Valley, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
971 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

cave

views

wildlife

rocky

scramble

washed out

13 days ago

Quick hike up to one of the peaks. Took about 40min. 360 views from the top. $6 fee for parking

13 days ago

2-7-2018 Hiked 7 Miles with my Son From Graves, GM, ML, ST, DM back on Gold Mine!! Epic Hike!

hiking
25 days ago

This trail starts out a little hard, but then levels out.The veiws are really amazing! This will be a regular for me!

hiking
1 month ago

1-22-2018 Beautiful scenery and a great workout! Intense Incline but tapers off then nice climb to the top!

mountain biking
1 month ago

Very difficult on a mountain bike. Have to hike up and walk most of it down

1 month ago

one of my favorites. Challenging but not to challenging. rewarding workout.

2 months ago

This hike is not hard. Should be moderate. If you hike with the ranger better keep up, because they don’t wait for you and do not stop at trail intersections. Not a whole lot of pretty scenery. But a good workout in a few areas.

hiking
3 months ago

Pretty good hike as long as you keep up the pace. The san tan park charges $6 for parking. Views are decent at the top. We parked at the san tan regional park, hiked up the trail to the top, hiked down to the miners graves, and back up to the top. If you continue, you can get to the wagon wheel parking lot. The back up side was steeper with loose gravel and sharp rocks. Good workout as long as you keep it fast paced.

hiking
6 months ago

The rain has washed out great big holes at the beginning of the trail. The fools gold makes the trail interesting. There's not a whole lot to look at when you get to the top. I did enjoy the Arizona memorial and the bubbly pond with the bees.

hiking
7 months ago

I started this hike from the entrance on Skyline Drive at 6am. Most of the hike was shaded. It was a steep incline with loose rocks. Great cardio workout. Keep an eye out for the miner's graves on the right side right after you pass the Goldmine/Dynamite signs.

hiking
9 months ago

A good trail for the locals to get their cardio on however not a destination spot. Desert landscape and views were average at best. Loose rocky trail made it difficult to get solid footing both up and down. There were a couple good inclines that got the heart rate up which was a plus.

9 months ago

Disappointed with the terrain.
Pretty ugly and barren.
Many other place to hike that are prettier.

10 months ago

Anytime you're outdoors it's a good thing!

10 months ago

$6 entrance fee. Nice workout up the hill but the view from the top is eh. That is the case with all the San Tan trails though. Don't dare try to explore beyond the designated trail, they'll come out and whistle/yell at you.

10 months ago

Great hike, took my 5 year old son and he handled it well. We were going to do the Dynamite Trail, but we ended up on this one. I'm glad we did this one instead.

11 months ago

This is a moderate hike. Some parts are very flat, then some parts are very steep. We hiked this in the afternoon and each brought three water bottles which we finished. Not very interesting though.

hiking
11 months ago

The first mile you are hugging and puffing! It's definitely a love/hate with the goldmine trail (via wagon wheel rd) we looped towards santan to dynamite trail to get back to the parking. It was awesome!

11 months ago

Good trail, but definitely hard for a beginner hiker.

backpacking
11 months ago

I didn't really think it was difficult!

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