Hike Detail Sheet,  Hikes,  Upper Intermediate

San Tan – Moonlight-Dynamite-Goldmine Loop (UI)

Date:Destination:San Tan-Moonlight-Dynamite-Goldmine Loop
Level:Upper Intermediate (UI)Area:San Tan Regional Park
Approx hike distance in miles:7.1Hike leader:
Low to high elevation gain:1053Hike 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: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 hike with good views of the area and of San Tan Park. The hike begins at the main entrance and heads down Moonlight Trail to San Tan Trail to Dynamite Trail and back up Goldmine Trail to the parking lot. The hike requires an entry fee ($7/car) or a Maricopa County Parks Pass. Please divide the cost evenly among the carpool. Bring hiking poles, water and a snack.


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.