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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.

Length 10.8 mi Elevation gain 1,089 ft 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
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Peralta Road Trailhead
33.3923, -111.35404

$6 per car parking fee, annual passes available

San Tan Mountain Regional Park 6533 West Phillips Road Queen Creek Arizona 85242 480-655-5554 santanpark@mail.maricopa.gov http://www.maricopa.gov/parks/santan

About 2L of water when 80 should do it. Carry more as late Spring get here. Probably not a good idea when over 100. Saw no snakes in late Feb.

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

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Megan DeHaven
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Hiking

The trail is easy to find and follow. A lot of short ups and downs with mostly rocky terrain. Beautiful views of the mountain range.

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Ra Melo
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Hiking

it is a good for trail runners and mountain bikers, it is an easy trail, but some hills can be challenging if you are working against the clock. it is a to and back trail, you can decide where to turn back or you can go all the way to the other end; if you decide to go all the way ensure you bring enough water and maybe some trail mix or snacks of your choice, because you will be in for a little over 10 miles. As I said before, the trail is not difficult, but it can feel very long depending of the time of the year and the time of the day, shade is non-existent, so you will need to take precautions to deal with the sun and the heat. I have done it several times and I have seen children and dogs on the trail, so I'd say it is family and dogs friendly.

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Regina Follette
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Steve Bergo
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Mountain biking

Great little trail. Can make look out of it to cougar trail. Short and easy

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hannah sturm
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Vern Dosch
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Easy trail good for kids

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Linda Jean Fenner
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Hiking

2-2-2020. Beautiful scenic well maintained trail with awesome views, the saguaro valley is EPIC! You’ll need to go over a barb wired fence, but doable! Enjoy!!!

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Del Wright
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Susan Burdick
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Hiking

First hike in the Superstition’s!!!! Best day ever! Go mid-week if possible. Easy parking, Incredible views!

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Darin Schmitz
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HikingNo shade

Trail was challenging for me because I'm kind of out of shape. but still made it 4 miles before I ran low on water and turned back.

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Neil Lambert
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Hiking

Nice easy cruiser

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Casey Witman
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Hiking

The road in to the trailhead was bumpy and muddy, and we had to cross through water a few times but it wasn’t bad in an SUV as long as we went slow. This was my first time hiking in the Superstitions and it was gorgeous. All of the recent rain has left everything really green. This trail is mostly flat and would make a good family hike for beginners (or children or older folks). We turned around earlier than planned when we heard thunder.

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Natalie Lopez
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David Platt
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Good trail for running. Not to rocky or crazy up & down elevations. Definitely not 10.8 miles , more like 12+. Bring Water ( we made it on 750 ml per person in December) very little shade! Watch out for jumping cactus , some areas they are in bunches.

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LeiLani Beeston
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Maricel Krieg
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Rocky

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

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Steve Smith
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HikingRocky

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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Justin Hirshberg
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Hiking

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

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Brooke Nimz
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Warren Martindale
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Hiking

Closed due to the fire

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