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San Tan – Goldmine Trail to Ridge (S)

Date:Destination:San Tan - Goldmine Trail to Ridge
Level:Short (S)Area:San Tan Regional Park
Approx hike distance in miles:3Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:N/AHike leader phone:
Accum elevation gain in feet:600Hike leader email:
Departure time - Union Center parking lot:Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in
Recommended gas donation:$5
Unpaved miles:NoPark 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:No
Use of Hands Required:NoBoulder Hopping:No
Difficulty:StrenuousWater Crossings:No
Restrooms at Trailhead:YesGloves Required:No


Special Instructions:

This is an out-and-back hike on Goldmine Trail that climbs to a ridge on Goldmine Mountain. There are great views of San Tan Valley at the top. This is a more difficult hike than the normal short hike. Bring water and a snack. This hike requires an entry fee ($7/car) or a Maricopa County Parks Pass. Please divide the cost of parking 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.