San Tan Mountain Regional Park, Queen Creek
(4.5/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
Goldmine Mountain is located in the northern area, with a spectacular San Tan Mountain escarpment in the southern portion of the park. The vegetation changes from creosote flats to dense saguaro forest. Various types of wildlife may be observed, including reptiles, birds, and mammals.

San Tan Mountain Regional Park also has a Visitor's Center. Don’t forget to stop by the Visitor's Center to pick up educational tidbits, purchase souvenir items, visit with park staff, and see the wildlife exhibits or tortoise habitat. Restroom facilities are available and additional amenities are slated for future development.
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TripAdvisor
  • This is such a pretty spot and not ever crowded! There's something for every type of outdoorsy type person! There are lots of easy to challenging walking trails and hikes. There are also a various bik...  more »
  • We recently visited San Tan Mountain RP for the first time and had a wonderful hiking experience. We visited on a Sunday afternoon in December and although some of the reviews warned about the trails ...  more »
  • A very nice park manned by volunteers. The are several trails of different lengths. They give you a map but its a little confusing. I'd suggest you talk to them to double check before starting out. Th...  more »
Google
  • Beautiful keep trails busy with hikers, dogs on leads, family friendly, horse's, mountain biking, trails are quite sandy but it's the desert what you expect ; -) clean! Feel like they could utilize the mountains they have and make more trails with more difficulties! But overall great place! Enjoyed every hike I have done and plan on bringing friends to enjoy it too!
  • Steep price for this particular mountain range. There are plenty of other free options that have MUCH better trails that arent too far of a drive.
  • I love this park. Hiking and mountain bike riding are excellent. There are trails for all levels of skill and the scenery is beautiful.
  • A beautiful Sonoran desert park. A good number of trails of varying length. Goldmine mountain trail is a good aerobic workout with nice views at the top.
  • Nice hike that can be completed in a morning. It does get steep so make sure you're ready to have your heart beat hard. Beautiful views on top.