Lost Goldmine and Cougar Loop [CLOSED]

MODERATE 27 reviews
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Lost Goldmine and Cougar Loop [CLOSED] is a 4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Gold Canyon, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and mountain biking and is best used from September until May.

Distance: 4.0 miles Elevation Gain: 383 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

views

wild flowers

over grown

closed

off trail

Note: As of June 2019, trails are closed in the park due to the Woodbury Fire.

hiking
3 months ago

we encountered two rattlesnakes and another snake on this trail

hiking
4 months ago

This trail was great! Took about two hours. Perfect for sunny and 50°. Kid friendly.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail, watch for the Cougar Loop trail that cuts off to the right at 1.72 miles, only marked by a cairn, rest of Cougar Loop is fairly level.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful scenery, easy elevation. Actual name should be Lost Goldmine, not Goldman, and it’s a little over 4 miles. Clockwise pointers: Where the trail divides, go right for the loop (not toward the post marked “trail”). Lush and green, nice views of the Superstitions. Towards the end there’s a handmade sign directing you back to Lost Goldmine. We kept straight and it took us to the parking lot, which is shared with Hieroglyphics trail, so it fills up fast. I think you could go either way. Saw 4 other hikers, several mountain bikers, very peaceful.

hiking
6 months ago

Found this trail to be one that was not evenly difficult. There were no rocks larger than 8 inches high that had to be cleared to keep to the trail. The map is off by about 10 yards where the Cougar Trail diverges. I should have followed my intuition to take the trail which was marked on both sides by stacked rocks and with a stick straight up in the middle. I, rather, followed the indicated map which placed me having to cut across an area that was a bit more challenging and not well traveled. It did regain the main trail quickly, however.

hiking
7 months ago

It was a very mild hike, probably better for mountain biking or horse back riding.

8 months ago

Fun hike beautiful views some parts flat so you can pick up speed then some points trail is rough minimal elevation

hiking
9 months ago

Sick hike , even made a turtle friend

hiking
Monday, February 05, 2018

No longer a loop as part of the trail is not maintained anymore. This trail goes all the way out and connects with peralta.

mountain biking
1 month ago

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mountain biking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

recorded Lost Goldman Trail Loop

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Friday, April 06, 2018

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