Lost Goldmine Trail

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Lost Goldmine Trail is a 10.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Gold Canyon, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 10.8 miles Elevation Gain: 1,089 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

backpacking

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

6533 West Phillips Road Queen Creek Arizona 85242 480-655-5554

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no shade
rocky
12 days ago

rocky
14 days ago

A moderate trail for me. I like the view on the top. it was a good walk/hike.

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rocky
29 days ago

Hiked on October 15. We had the entire trail to ourselves with great weather. An easy walk with a few ankle twisters if you’re not focused on the trail. Great views of the south end of Superstition Mountain. Bring 3 liters or more on a warm day.

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1 month ago

Great trail for the pups. Keep an eye out for snakes though. Came across one. October ‘19

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bugs
rocky
3 months ago

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4 months ago

Closed due to the fire

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5 months ago

Hiked it many times from both Hieroglyphics Parking Lot and from Peralta TH. One question, is it closed now because of the Woodbury fire in the Superstitions?

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6 months ago

Beautiful hike!! Definitely 12 miles from trailhead to Peralta road but it is a bit harder than easy level if you hike with any heat or pack weight.

hiking
6 months ago

One of our favorites. Great trail, and views, long, lots of short ups and downs, as oppose to one long hike up. During the spring the flowers are amazing. Nobody was on this trail either, ran into four other hikers during this multi-hour hike, who parked their two cars at opposite ends of the trail just in case they didn't feel like going out and back, and just wanted to do 3.5-5 miles.

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bugs
no shade
6 months ago

lots of bugs/flies on parts of trail. should start hike early in day before it gets too hot.

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7 months ago

Very narrow in several areas.

hiking
7 months ago

Hiked with Jim and Carol on 4/3/2019

hiking
7 months ago

I was pleasantly surprised with this trail. I was expecting a slightly boring trail based on some of the reviews on here but I thought this trail was beautiful! This is actually a little over a 12 mile trail, not 10.8. Very lightly trafficked on a Tuesday. Most people are on the hieroglyphic trail so this is a pretty peaceful trail. We were warned of a rattlesnake near the first atv crossing but luckily it was gone by the time we got there. Be careful on this trail in the hotter months because there is little shade. Beautiful views of the superstitions the entire way. Would definitely hike this trail again!

hiking
7 months ago

This was an awesome trail! The trail is actually a little over 12 miles not 10.8. Took about 5 hours to complete minus the 1 hour break. There is little shade so just be aware of that. Not that much traffic on the trail so that was nice. Would definitely recommend this trail! My app stopped recording in the beginning 0.3 miles in so that’s why my miles are a bit off on here.

hiking
7 months ago

Had been in the area several times but this is our first time here. We really enjoy the blooming desert. Will come back again.

7 months ago

Great trail, easy on the way in and a little more elevation on the way out. beautiful views.

hiking
7 months ago

Helen and I made it, even though a little short on water!

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bugs
7 months ago

Good trail a little boring definitely better than taking the hieroglyphics trail because less people. Beautiful flowers in bloom lots of bees pollinating weather was perfect March 17 St. Patrick’s Day. Lots of greenery for the Irish in you and easy hike. Lots of flat spots and mild to climb. Definitely locals using this for personal use like I said before a little bit dull no ending insight.

bird watching
8 months ago

Species seen: Gila woodpecker Five-striped Sparrow Golden Flicker Verdin Black-tailed Gnatcatcher Cactus Wren Gambel’s Quail House Finch ....All against a backdrop of the beautiful Superstition Mountains! By the end of April (on a re-visit) the wild flowers had run their course for the most part but cacti variety, including the Saguaro, sported huge, colorful blooms.

hiking
8 months ago

was beautiful highly recommend you don't be out there pass 8pm though for your safety

9 months ago

great scenery!

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off trail
over grown
washed out
9 months ago

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10 months ago

This trail offers a variety of activities. Within it's 10 miles of trail, you can hike, trail run, bike, and even do some basic bouldering. The views are spectacular! Whether it is the overlook of what lies south and south east, with glimmers of the high way. Or you can gaze to the north in awe of nature's beauty.

10 months ago

Nice hike

hiking
11 months ago

I hiked this trail today out and back. I was not able to record the hike in app because the app crashes when I try to record. Anyhow very good trail and great views of the Superstitions. GPS on my phone measured the distance from the west trailhead to the east trailhead as 6 miles.

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