Gold Mine Trail

HARD 39 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 is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1053 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

cave

views

wildlife

rocky

scramble

washed out

2 hours ago

hiking
14 days ago

24 days ago

hiking
1 month 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.

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

2 months ago

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

2 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.

2 months ago

2 months ago

3 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.

3 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
3 months ago

hiking
3 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!

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Good trail, but definitely hard for a beginner hiker.

hiking
3 months ago

backpacking
3 months ago

I didn't really think it was difficult!

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago