San Tan Loop Trail

HARD 63 reviews

San Tan Loop Trail is a 7.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Queen Creek, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. 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
7.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
551 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

1 month ago

Lots of fun! Trails are well maintained and fast!

mountain biking
1 month ago

Definitely not a hard trail. Would rate it moderate at best. Lots of fun though with several nice flowing sections. Probably better ridden clockwise but counterclockwise offers one brutal climb that could be the reason it’s rated hard. Good workout. Nice trail!! Will definitely do again.

hiking
1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

Love running this course.

mountain biking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Not "hard" in my opinion since there's not much elevation gain. Worth it as a recovery hiking day between harder trails!

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2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Some nice desert landscape and views of the mountain range.

We hiked this clockwise from the TH and it became apparent that mountain bikers who were using the trail were mostly going clockwise, whereas other hikers we came across were mostly going counterclockwise.

Be sure to note the changes in elevation, if going clockwise, the climb around the 5.5-mile mark can be steep for some (probably why this trail is rated as difficult and why most hikers we encountered were going the other way, although I would rate this as moderate).

We did not bring our dog on this hike and we're glad we didn't. Lots of sharp rocks, some aggressive climbs and the usual cactus/thorns you'd expect on or near a desert trail. Also with the mountain bike traffic, even our leashed dog would likely be an added obstacle.

Otherwise a nice afternoon hike.

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