Hike Detail Sheet,  Hikes,  Intermediate

San Tan – Dynamite-Goldmine Loop (I)

Date:Destination:San Tan-Dynamite-Goldmine Loop
Level:Intermediate (I)Area:San Tan Regional Park
Approx hike distance in miles:5Hike leader:
Low to high rlevation gain:800Hike 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:33.190585,-111.658370


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


Special Instructions:

This is a loop hike that climbs up and over a ridge. There are good views of San Tan Valley. The Goldmine Trail is steep and rocky. The best route is to go up from the Goldmine Trailhead and return via the Dynamite Trail. Bring water and a snack. This hike requires an entry fee ($7/car) or Maricopa County Parks Pass (self-pay envelope available at trailhead). Please divide the cost of parking evenly among the carpool.


Take Hunt Hwy North to Empire (past San Tan Flat Restaurant). Turn left on Empire and drive 1ΒΌ miles past stoplight. First street past stop light turn left on Wagon Wheel. Follow Wagon Wheel to the parking lot at the end of the road.