San Tan Loop Trail

HARD 52 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
639 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
2 hours 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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5 months ago

Great bike ride.

5 months ago

Walked it, it's beautiful and clean. It's more moderate then hard. If you are biking I can see where it might be hard in some spots.

mountain biking
5 months ago

Solid trail for biking, and just enough descending and climbing to keep your adrenaline going.

trail running
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

The trail is beautiful and the mountains are like miniature Superstitions

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail. This trail has some hills but they are very doable. There were a lot of mountain bikes on the trail. Look forward to doing this again.

backpacking
6 months ago

Nice trail. Great flowers. Moderate elevation slopes. Nice day hike.

hiking
6 months ago

Easy long trail. $6 parking fee.

7 months ago

This is not a hard Trail at all

hiking
7 months ago

7 months ago

This is NOT a difficult trail. There is very little elevation change. It's heavily trafficked by mountain bikers. Goes in and out of a wash. You get a good view of the Malapais Hills.