Lost Goldmine Trail

EASY 78 reviews
#12 of 110 trails in

Lost Goldmine Trail is a 6.9 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
6.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
698 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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

hiking
13 days ago

Easy but far too boring . It’s like a walk in a desert not really anything interesting to see and no change in elevation so definitely no way to challenge oneself

13 days ago

Pretty decent trail. Level and winding a little bit, but not steep or elevated much at all

hiking
14 days ago

Started just before sunrise, only hiked 2 miles in but will be back to finish. Didn't see a soul until the last mile headed back to the car. Easy, rocky trail with some ups downs and twists. Warm wind swirling around as the sun rose. Very zen and beautiful.

1 month ago

Great views but Trail was not too interesting.

1 month ago

Ok trail nice sunrise.

hiking
2 months ago

Beginning and turn around a little confusing. Deceptive gradual elevation going out. A good view of Wind Cave along the way.

hiking
2 months ago

is more like a walk.

3 months ago

Boring trail, I walked it today and it basically follows a fence line bordering the National Forest. It is way longer than 6.9 miles out and back.

trail running
4 months ago

Perfect trail for early morning runs. The views are wonderful!

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful trail, full of mountain bikers and horse poop, watch where you step

hiking
11 months ago

Extremely green which was nice but not a whole lot going on with this trail kind of boring. I did figure out how to get to the wave cave so it wasn't all for nothing. Very easy great for dogs and kids.

11 months ago

Gorgeous easy walk into lush green desert.

hiking
Thursday, December 15, 2016

You want a beautiful and quiet hike through the gorgeous Arizona desert, this hike is for you! This trail shows you wildlife, wildflowers, and stunning mountains without all the hard climbing. The only thing even remotely considered difficult would be the length, especially if you make it a round trip. Over 12 miles that way. It's not really heavily trafficked, I ran into maybe two other people the whole time. Lots of solitude here. It must be really pretty after a rain shower and in the spring with tons of wildflowers!

mountain biking
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

it's a good ride a few places you have to walk your bike but overall I really enjoyed it and I seen bighorn sheep!

hiking
Sunday, November 13, 2016

Pretty views easy trail, good for dogs and trail running!

hiking
Sunday, November 13, 2016

I love this trail! Most trails go up into the mountains so the view is basically the same. This trail takes you parallel to the mountains so you get an ever changing view. It's so beautiful especially in the spring when the cactus are blooming. The trail is pretty easy but there is minor elevation changes and a winding trail to make it interesting.

mountain biking
Thursday, October 20, 2016

It's a great ride lots of connecting trails to challenge any skill level!
The downsides are
1. trail isn't maintained so you have to watch out for cacti
2. Beginning of trail is really rocky and narrow, makes it a hassle when its busy.
3. Lots of lose sand that's hard to ride through unless you have some speed going in.

hiking
Monday, September 19, 2016

Easy trail for beginners

hiking
Sunday, May 15, 2016

Borders Tonto National Forest line. Pretty views. Not difficult. Not heavily traveled. Cattle sightings sometimes.

hiking
Monday, April 18, 2016

Nice little stroll trough the base of the foothills that follows a fence line mostly. Lots of scenery, cool saguaro forests and some free range steer. I took it from the Wave Cave parking lot to the paved lot to the west. Definitely an easy hike for the family. Always bring the essentials though...

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