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San Tan Loop Trail is a 7.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Queen Creek, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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 7.1 mi Elevation gain 544 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Horseback riding

Mountain biking

Nature trips

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Bird watching

Running

Views

Wild flowers

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Reviews (234)
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Recordings (204)
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Janeth Jc
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RunningFee

great trail for a good run nice views ...will come back and do this counter clockwise ...it will make for a faster run ...but if u want to work your legs clockwise is the way to go

Jon Breithaupt
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Hiking

A good tour of the San Tan Mountains without any significant elevation change or climbing.

michael houseknecht
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HikingFee

This park and it’s trails are a hidden gem. You can get it all here. San Tan Loop trail is my favorite throw in Gold Mine comes out to just under 9 miles. The most dangerous thing is the beginner mountain bikers. They don’t all know the yield sequence.

Jeremy Poedel
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Mountain biking

Fun ups and down, some tough climbs really fast towards the end

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Duane Evenson
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Hiking

Nice trail wide in most areas but a few narrow washes. Several bike riders and joggers on the trail today. Big beautiful clear blue sky and. Approx 70 degrees.

Ashley Bunch
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HikingNo shade

It was a great hike, but definitely make sure you go to the bathroom before you start! There was no shade so make sure to start early and wear sunscreen :)

Ashley Dimond
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Hiking

We went right when the park opened, there was little traffic. Little leaf was easy with San Tan getting a little bit more difficult, but nothing crazy. This trail is more than 7 miles!!!! We got in a good 20,000+ steps. Not difficult, but further than we expected. Would recommend for beginners.

Mike Vallejos
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Del Wright
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HikingNo shade
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Yvette Phipps
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HikingNo shadeRocky
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LeiLani Beeston
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Hiking

Awesome trail running trail. We like to go counter-clockwise.

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Jared Orr
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Running

Started running at 6:30am. Probably saw about 10 other runners/hikers the whole way. Perfect trail for trail running! Great views, not a lot of elevation, and the trail is in great condition

Max Reynoso
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HikingNo shade
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Michael Bechtholdt
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Hiking

Great Hike. I think it is marked moderate because of the distance.

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Obie Hydrick
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great trail. make sure you take plenty of water

Gina G
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Running

I run this trail whenever I’m in town visiting the parents and always look forward to it. Beautiful views, fun ups and downs, nothing too challenging. You have the option of extending the distance with so many other trails in the park. It’s never seemed crowded even with a full lot.

Audra Salais
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Great first time hike. Easy trail with a good surprise hill. Took my 6 year old!

Kate F.
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Mountain biking

Did the loop clockwise, love the jumps! We will be back for more. Such a fun trail for mountain biking!

Andrea Trower
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Hiking

Very pretty trail! Great vista views of surrounding mountains and towns. Hiked/ran this on a Friday- not much trail traffic. Very quiet. Easy trail. Hiked with my teen sons. Next time I would bring my dog.

Ernest Tarango
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Trails were a little rocky not the best for any sort of running shoes. Good views. $7.00 fee to enter park.

Kris Filups
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Mountain biking

Nice ride. Nothing technical about this ride. It is easier if you go clockwise in my opinion. Good views of the park.

Pat Scott
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Was a great long hike!!! Very easy to walk and great trail! Weather was awesome this morning!

Mark Mathis IV
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Good trail. Glad I can read and know they have signs everywhere stating that the trail has a large wash portion (and it's on every map). Makes it easy to prepare if you're using the most baseline of observation.

Dawn Moll
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Beautiful views and great trail

Julie Von Eschen
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Hiking

Great hike around the loop today. Warm temps but cloud cover helped. Nice easy hike with beautiful cactus!

Calle McGuirl
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Hiking

Loved it!! Everyone was so nice and helped others out!

Heather Krueger
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it would have been nice to know the Malpais trail is over half sandy wash. great views up to Malpais hills. not an easy biking trail

Justin C
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Hiking

Nice walk in the park. As others have noted this is definitely not a difficult hike as there's nothing really technical and very little elevation change. Still lots to see and be sure not to miss the rare crested saguaro cactus about 2.5 miles in from the beginning of the trail (if starting going left that is). If coming from the right you could easily walk by it . enjoy.

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