Hike Detail Sheet,  Hikes,  Upper Intermediate

San Tan-Crested Saguaro Loop (UI)

Date:Destination:San Tan-Crested Saguaro Loop
Level:Upper Intermediate (UI)Area:San Tan Regional Park
Approx hike distance in miles:7.4Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:600Hike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:N/AHike leader email:
Departure time - Union Center parking lot:Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation:$5
Unpaved miles:NonePark entry fee per vehicle:Yes, see below.
Road conditions:GoodWebsite for reference info:N/A
High clearance vehicle req'd:NoTrailhead GPS coordinates:33.167889,-111.635905


Maintained Trail:YesUneven Footing:Yes
Steep Side Drop-offs:NoSteep Trail:
Off Trail (scratchy):NoSlippery Trail Surfaces:No
Use of Hands Required:NoBoulder Hopping:No
Difficulty:ModerateWater Crossings:No
Restrooms at Trailhead:YesGloves Required:No


Special Instructions:

This is a loop hike through San Tan Regional Park. There are great views of the San Tan Mountains, and a crested saguaro. Bring water and a snack. This hike requires an entry fee ($7/car) or Maricopa County Parks Pass. Please divide the cost of the entry fee evenly among the carpool.


Hunt Hwy north 12 miles to Thompson Rd. Stoplight at intersection. Turn left on Thompson and follow to Phillips Rd. Turn right on Phillips and follow to entrance of park and parking lot.