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San Tan – Goldmine – Dynamite Trails Key Exchange (CI)

Date:Destination:San Tan - Goldmine - Dynamite Trails - Key Exchange
Level:Casual Intermediate (CI)Area:San Tan Regional Park
Approx hike distance in miles:4Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:300Hike Leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:Hike leader email:
Departure time - Union Center parking lot:Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation:$5
Unpaved miles:ParkingPark entry fee per vehicle:Yes, see below
Road conditions:GoodWebsite for reference info:n/a
High clearance vehicle req'd:NoTrailhead GPS coordinates:See below


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 key exchange hike with good views of San Tan Park. We will split into 2 groups. You will drive your car to one of two trailheads. We will exchange keys along the trail. This hike requires a fee ($7/car) or a Maricopa County Parks Pass. Please divide the cost evenly among the carpool. Bring water and a snack..


North Trailhead: Take Hunt Hwy North to Empire (past San Tan Flat Restaurant). Turn left on Empire and drive 1¼ 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.

East Trailhead:   Take Hunt Hwy North for 12 miles to N. Thompson Rd. Turn left and drive 2.1 miles to W. Phillips Rd. Turn right and follow to entrance of Park. GPS coordinates: 33.167889, -111.635905