San Tan Mountain Regional Park, Queen Creek

(4.5/5 based on 130+ 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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  • Really superb trails, clearly marked and well maintained. Great views from the peaks with different levels of complexity and ample of options for gentle strolls or arduous hikes! People sometimes comp...  more »
  • Variety of trails for everyone in the family. The Goldmine Mountain hiking is considered a black diamond trail, but was definitely worth it. Hardest part is at the end of trail and the views are spect...  more »
  • There were lots of trails to choose from. You can find their trail map online to get a feel of where and how long you want to go. We did the Goldmine trail which overlooks the city. It was a great hik...  more »
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  • 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.