10.9 miles
Distance
1,086 ft
Climb
-1,083 ft
Descent
1,907 ft
High Point

Nice Climb to wake up the legs and lungs, nice XC trials to sample Santan and finish off with a nice descend to the parking lot for a cold beverage of your choice.

Detailed Description
11 Miles of fun SanTan is a 11 mile popular intermediate route located near Queen Creek Arizona. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 15 trails. This route climbs 1,086 ft with a max elevation of 1,907 ft then descends -1,083 ft.
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98 Reviews & Comments

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okhello (Mar 25, 2022 at 20:52)
Trail Goldmine
They are not joking when they say the north side descent at the top is LOOSE and STEEP. I went surfing today on a wave of pebbles. Pucker factor intense!
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okhello (Mar 25, 2022 at 20:52)
Trail Goldmine
They are not joking when they say the north side descent at the top is LOOSE and STEEP. I went surfing today on a wave of pebbles. Pucker factor intense!
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dmwbnd (Dec 13, 2021 at 7:45)
Trail Goldmine
I don't think this trail gets enough mountain bike love. It is the only proper challenge in San Tan Regional Park. The climb up from the south can be ridden the whole way, but it will test you. The ride down on the north side is terrific. Just wish the whole ordeal was a bit longer. I connect it with Dynamite trail for a quick little 45 minute mental break from my day.
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dmwbnd (Dec 13, 2021 at 7:45)
Trail Goldmine
I don't think this trail gets enough mountain bike love. It is the only proper challenge in San Tan Regional Park. The climb up from the south can be ridden the whole way, but it will test you. The ride down on the north side is terrific. Just wish the whole ordeal was a bit longer. I connect it with Dynamite trail for a quick little 45 minute mental break from my day.
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JoshxcX3fZ (Dec 11, 2021 at 9:58)
Trail San Tan
In order to do most of the downhill sections when entering from the main entrance, the best way I’ve found is to ride this trail from the main gate counter clockwise (start at little leaf and head up) and then ride the San tan trail all the way around to hedgehog. Ride hedgehog back to the southeast side of San Tan Trail and take that south and wrap back around going passed hedgehog. Either go east on star gazer from there or ride San tan all the way around the north end where you started. Total travel distance is something like 9 or 10 miles.
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JoshxcX3fZ (Dec 11, 2021 at 9:58)
Trail San Tan
In order to do most of the downhill sections when entering from the main entrance, the best way I’ve found is to ride this trail from the main gate counter clockwise (start at little leaf and head up) and then ride the San tan trail all the way around to hedgehog. Ride hedgehog back to the southeast side of San Tan Trail and take that south and wrap back around going passed hedgehog. Either go east on star gazer from there or ride San tan all the way around the north end where you started. Total travel distance is something like 9 or 10 miles.
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JoshxcX3fZ (Dec 11, 2021 at 9:58)
Trail San Tan
In order to do most of the downhill sections when entering from the main entrance, the best way I’ve found is to ride this trail from the main gate counter clockwise (start at little leaf and head up) and then ride the San tan trail all the way around to hedgehog. Ride hedgehog back to the southeast side of San Tan Trail and take that south and wrap back around going passed hedgehog. Either go east on star gazer from there or ride San tan all the way around the north end where you started. Total travel distance is something like 9 or 10 miles.
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JoshxcX3fZ (Dec 11, 2021 at 9:58)
Trail San Tan
In order to do most of the downhill sections when entering from the main entrance, the best way I’ve found is to ride this trail from the main gate counter clockwise (start at little leaf and head up) and then ride the San tan trail all the way around to hedgehog. Ride hedgehog back to the southeast side of San Tan Trail and take that south and wrap back around going passed hedgehog. Either go east on star gazer from there or ride San tan all the way around the north end where you started. Total travel distance is something like 9 or 10 miles.
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JoshxcX3fZ (Dec 11, 2021 at 9:58)
Trail San Tan
In order to do most of the downhill sections when entering from the main entrance, the best way I’ve found is to ride this trail from the main gate counter clockwise (start at little leaf and head up) and then ride the San tan trail all the way around to hedgehog. Ride hedgehog back to the southeast side of San Tan Trail and take that south and wrap back around going passed hedgehog. Either go east on star gazer from there or ride San tan all the way around the north end where you started. Total travel distance is something like 9 or 10 miles.
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JoshxcX3fZ (Dec 11, 2021 at 9:58)
Trail San Tan
In order to do most of the downhill sections when entering from the main entrance, the best way I’ve found is to ride this trail from the main gate counter clockwise (start at little leaf and head up) and then ride the San tan trail all the way around to hedgehog. Ride hedgehog back to the southeast side of San Tan Trail and take that south and wrap back around going passed hedgehog. Either go east on star gazer from there or ride San tan all the way around the north end where you started. Total travel distance is something like 9 or 10 miles.
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JoshxcX3fZ (Dec 11, 2021 at 9:58)
Trail San Tan
In order to do most of the downhill sections when entering from the main entrance, the best way I’ve found is to ride this trail from the main gate counter clockwise (start at little leaf and head up) and then ride the San tan trail all the way around to hedgehog. Ride hedgehog back to the southeast side of San Tan Trail and take that south and wrap back around going passed hedgehog. Either go east on star gazer from there or ride San tan all the way around the north end where you started. Total travel distance is something like 9 or 10 miles.
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JoshxcX3fZ (Dec 11, 2021 at 9:58)
Trail San Tan
In order to do most of the downhill sections when entering from the main entrance, the best way I’ve found is to ride this trail from the main gate counter clockwise (start at little leaf and head up) and then ride the San tan trail all the way around to hedgehog. Ride hedgehog back to the southeast side of San Tan Trail and take that south and wrap back around going passed hedgehog. Either go east on star gazer from there or ride San tan all the way around the north end where you started. Total travel distance is something like 9 or 10 miles.
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VikingFuel (Oct 31, 2021 at 13:30)
Trail Goldmine
Nope. Unrideable. Staying at Hawes and McDowell.
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VikingFuel (Oct 31, 2021 at 13:30)
Trail Goldmine
Nope. Unrideable. Staying at Hawes and McDowell.
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Biancaw0RVFM (Jul 30, 2021 at 14:08)
Trail Goldmine
One of my favorite trails to hike and bike. Great way to build up endurance and climbing on the south side. The north side is a riot DH. Not recommended for beginners or intermediate riders as it is very chunky and loose. Since hardly anyone bikes either side a bike bell is recommended.
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Biancaw0RVFM (Jul 30, 2021 at 14:08)
Trail Goldmine
One of my favorite trails to hike and bike. Great way to build up endurance and climbing on the south side. The north side is a riot DH. Not recommended for beginners or intermediate riders as it is very chunky and loose. Since hardly anyone bikes either side a bike bell is recommended.
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Creamcorn1 (May 25, 2021 at 14:40)
Trail Dynamite
Fun flower ride. Rocky. Best with full suspension. Watch out for hikers. Equip your ride with a bell. Don't want to loose privilege of riding this trail due to complaints. Great views.
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Creamcorn1 (May 25, 2021 at 14:40)
Trail Dynamite
Fun flower ride. Rocky. Best with full suspension. Watch out for hikers. Equip your ride with a bell. Don't want to loose privilege of riding this trail due to complaints. Great views.
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Chucco (Mar 17, 2021 at 19:31)
Trail Goldmine
They took out some of the anoying boulders on the north side, so now the rock garden half way down is fun, flowy, and insanely fast.
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Chucco (Mar 17, 2021 at 19:31)
Trail Goldmine
They took out some of the anoying boulders on the north side, so now the rock garden half way down is fun, flowy, and insanely fast.
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Creamcorn1 (Feb 3, 2021 at 13:02)
Trail Dynamite
Fun ride, but best on a full suspension. Patches of sharp rocks protruding out in some patches. Best to avoid on weekends, or just be prepared for hikers.
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Creamcorn1 (Feb 3, 2021 at 13:02)
Trail Dynamite
Fun ride, but best on a full suspension. Patches of sharp rocks protruding out in some patches. Best to avoid on weekends, or just be prepared for hikers.
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Sheepdog590 (Jan 1, 2021 at 13:03)
Trail Stargazer
Love this short trail. It's a must ride out here and a great confidence builder for newer riders.
Pros: Can be ridden both directions. West to east from Moonlight to SanTan has a nice downhill section to end it.
Cons: A lot of horse traffic usually coming east to west so be careful and yield.
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redGIANT007 (Nov 11, 2020 at 18:00)
Trail Dynamite
Basic beginner rider check in: rocky, but on par for AZ and this park. Heck of a climb, but nothing that gets you scared for your life when your legs give out and you awkwardly hop off your saddle. Very chattery on the decent with a basic hard tail with a cheapo spring fork.
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redGIANT007 (Nov 11, 2020 at 18:00)
Trail Dynamite
Basic beginner rider check in: rocky, but on par for AZ and this park. Heck of a climb, but nothing that gets you scared for your life when your legs give out and you awkwardly hop off your saddle. Very chattery on the decent with a basic hard tail with a cheapo spring fork.
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Sonyajognson7 (Aug 26, 2020 at 11:43)
Trail Dynamite
If you’re riding in Santan you must experience this trail
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Sonyajognson7 (Aug 26, 2020 at 11:43)
Trail Dynamite
If you’re riding in Santan you must experience this trail
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Alvarado8 (Jun 18, 2020 at 11:52)
Trail Moonlight
Trail is flown and roller coasterlike
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Alvarado8 (Jun 18, 2020 at 11:51)
Trail Stargazer
Quick little hit trail right off of moonlight
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Alvarado8 (Jun 18, 2020 at 11:51)
Definitely the funnest blue trail in the area! Rides like an enduro race
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Alvarado8 (Jun 18, 2020 at 11:50)
Trail San Tan
Good XC trail
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Alvarado8 (Jun 18, 2020 at 11:50)
Trail San Tan
Good XC trail
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Alvarado8 (Jun 18, 2020 at 11:50)
Trail San Tan
Good XC trail
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Alvarado8 (Jun 18, 2020 at 11:50)
Trail San Tan
Good XC trail
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Alvarado8 (Jun 18, 2020 at 11:50)
Trail San Tan
Good XC trail
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Alvarado8 (Jun 18, 2020 at 11:50)
Trail San Tan
Good XC trail
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Alvarado8 (Jun 18, 2020 at 11:50)
Trail San Tan
Good XC trail
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Alvarado8 (Jun 18, 2020 at 11:50)
Trail San Tan
Good XC trail
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Alvarado8 (Jun 18, 2020 at 11:50)
Trail Dynamite
Slightly chunky but a good XC climb
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Alvarado8 (Jun 18, 2020 at 11:50)
Trail Dynamite
Slightly chunky but a good XC climb
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mypostoffice (Feb 24, 2020 at 12:51)
Trail Moonlight
Use Moonlight to get everywhere. Perfect after the rains this week, all of San Tan excellent today
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einrotesMountainbike (Jan 30, 2020 at 18:54)
Trail Goldmine
I’ve gone down this trail once from the very top, super gnarly if you go South. Lots of fun but definitely a *very* technical and advanced trail, and kinda short.
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einrotesMountainbike (Jan 30, 2020 at 18:54)
Trail Goldmine
I’ve gone down this trail once from the very top, super gnarly if you go South. Lots of fun but definitely a *very* technical and advanced trail, and kinda short.
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einrotesMountainbike (Jan 30, 2020 at 18:42)
Trail San Tan
Great trail for beginning riders, still have fun on it
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einrotesMountainbike (Jan 30, 2020 at 18:42)
Trail San Tan
Great trail for beginning riders, still have fun on it
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einrotesMountainbike (Jan 30, 2020 at 18:42)
Trail San Tan
Great trail for beginning riders, still have fun on it
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einrotesMountainbike (Jan 30, 2020 at 18:42)
Trail San Tan
Great trail for beginning riders, still have fun on it
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einrotesMountainbike (Jan 30, 2020 at 18:42)
Trail San Tan
Great trail for beginning riders, still have fun on it
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einrotesMountainbike (Jan 30, 2020 at 18:42)
Trail San Tan
Great trail for beginning riders, still have fun on it
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einrotesMountainbike (Jan 30, 2020 at 18:42)
Trail San Tan
Great trail for beginning riders, still have fun on it
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einrotesMountainbike (Jan 30, 2020 at 18:42)
Trail San Tan
Great trail for beginning riders, still have fun on it
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maxwelldecker (Apr 30, 2019 at 18:54)
Trail San Tan
DO NOT RIDE THIS CLOCKWISE. I’ve ridden here many times often coming off of dynamite (north end) and dropping into San Tan heading south on the west side. If you do this clockwise all you get is a climb fest with very few enjoyable downhill sections. To make this the most fun take goldmine out of the parking lot, turning left onto San Tan and follow it around COUNTER CLOCKWISE. Much more fun and a lot more flowing downhill.
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maxwelldecker (Apr 30, 2019 at 18:54)
Trail San Tan
DO NOT RIDE THIS CLOCKWISE. I’ve ridden here many times often coming off of dynamite (north end) and dropping into San Tan heading south on the west side. If you do this clockwise all you get is a climb fest with very few enjoyable downhill sections. To make this the most fun take goldmine out of the parking lot, turning left onto San Tan and follow it around COUNTER CLOCKWISE. Much more fun and a lot more flowing downhill.
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maxwelldecker (Apr 30, 2019 at 18:54)
Trail San Tan
DO NOT RIDE THIS CLOCKWISE. I’ve ridden here many times often coming off of dynamite (north end) and dropping into San Tan heading south on the west side. If you do this clockwise all you get is a climb fest with very few enjoyable downhill sections. To make this the most fun take goldmine out of the parking lot, turning left onto San Tan and follow it around COUNTER CLOCKWISE. Much more fun and a lot more flowing downhill.
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maxwelldecker (Apr 30, 2019 at 18:54)
Trail San Tan
DO NOT RIDE THIS CLOCKWISE. I’ve ridden here many times often coming off of dynamite (north end) and dropping into San Tan heading south on the west side. If you do this clockwise all you get is a climb fest with very few enjoyable downhill sections. To make this the most fun take goldmine out of the parking lot, turning left onto San Tan and follow it around COUNTER CLOCKWISE. Much more fun and a lot more flowing downhill.
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maxwelldecker (Apr 30, 2019 at 18:54)
Trail San Tan
DO NOT RIDE THIS CLOCKWISE. I’ve ridden here many times often coming off of dynamite (north end) and dropping into San Tan heading south on the west side. If you do this clockwise all you get is a climb fest with very few enjoyable downhill sections. To make this the most fun take goldmine out of the parking lot, turning left onto San Tan and follow it around COUNTER CLOCKWISE. Much more fun and a lot more flowing downhill.
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maxwelldecker (Apr 30, 2019 at 18:54)
Trail San Tan
DO NOT RIDE THIS CLOCKWISE. I’ve ridden here many times often coming off of dynamite (north end) and dropping into San Tan heading south on the west side. If you do this clockwise all you get is a climb fest with very few enjoyable downhill sections. To make this the most fun take goldmine out of the parking lot, turning left onto San Tan and follow it around COUNTER CLOCKWISE. Much more fun and a lot more flowing downhill.
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maxwelldecker (Apr 30, 2019 at 18:54)
Trail San Tan
DO NOT RIDE THIS CLOCKWISE. I’ve ridden here many times often coming off of dynamite (north end) and dropping into San Tan heading south on the west side. If you do this clockwise all you get is a climb fest with very few enjoyable downhill sections. To make this the most fun take goldmine out of the parking lot, turning left onto San Tan and follow it around COUNTER CLOCKWISE. Much more fun and a lot more flowing downhill.
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maxwelldecker (Apr 30, 2019 at 18:54)
Trail San Tan
DO NOT RIDE THIS CLOCKWISE. I’ve ridden here many times often coming off of dynamite (north end) and dropping into San Tan heading south on the west side. If you do this clockwise all you get is a climb fest with very few enjoyable downhill sections. To make this the most fun take goldmine out of the parking lot, turning left onto San Tan and follow it around COUNTER CLOCKWISE. Much more fun and a lot more flowing downhill.
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instawilliambadas (Mar 24, 2019 at 16:51)
Trail Dynamite
Having something like a timber Bell on your bike in this park will be the best $20 you have ever spent. Lots of foot traffic here good trails but lots of foot traffic
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instawilliambadas (Mar 24, 2019 at 16:51)
Trail Dynamite
Having something like a timber Bell on your bike in this park will be the best $20 you have ever spent. Lots of foot traffic here good trails but lots of foot traffic
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Bingham2011 (Nov 9, 2018 at 13:33)
Trail Goldmine
I just went down this trail again. Super fun trail! I have yet to climb it all the way on my bike,. I like to climb from the southside going down on the northside. Going down on the northside is probably 10 to 15 minutes, climbing on the southside is probably a 15 minute climb.
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Bingham2011 (Nov 9, 2018 at 13:33)
Trail Goldmine
I just went down this trail again. Super fun trail! I have yet to climb it all the way on my bike,. I like to climb from the southside going down on the northside. Going down on the northside is probably 10 to 15 minutes, climbing on the southside is probably a 15 minute climb.
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joefrmn (Aug 30, 2018 at 14:24)
Trail San Tan
Clockwise definitely has some fun rocky decents.
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joefrmn (Aug 30, 2018 at 14:24)
Trail San Tan
Clockwise definitely has some fun rocky decents.
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joefrmn (Aug 30, 2018 at 14:24)
Trail San Tan
Clockwise definitely has some fun rocky decents.
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joefrmn (Aug 30, 2018 at 14:24)
Trail San Tan
Clockwise definitely has some fun rocky decents.
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joefrmn (Aug 30, 2018 at 14:24)
Trail San Tan
Clockwise definitely has some fun rocky decents.
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joefrmn (Aug 30, 2018 at 14:24)
Trail San Tan
Clockwise definitely has some fun rocky decents.
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joefrmn (Aug 30, 2018 at 14:24)
Trail San Tan
Clockwise definitely has some fun rocky decents.
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joefrmn (Aug 30, 2018 at 14:24)
Trail San Tan
Clockwise definitely has some fun rocky decents.
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Bballo (Mar 20, 2018 at 17:04)
Trail Goldmine
I’ve HABed both sides and have to say the south side is amazing. The north side is chunky and loaded with large loose rocks, doable but not as fun.
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Bballo (Mar 20, 2018 at 17:04)
Trail Goldmine
I’ve HABed both sides and have to say the south side is amazing. The north side is chunky and loaded with large loose rocks, doable but not as fun.
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rockyMTNamerican (Mar 18, 2018 at 14:44)
Trail Goldmine
Rode down Lower Goldmine. It’s a white knuckle decent, but a super fun technical decent. I wouldn’t ever climb it on my bike. But it’s definitely possible to decend on the bike.
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rockyMTNamerican (Mar 18, 2018 at 14:44)
Trail Goldmine
Rode down Lower Goldmine. It’s a white knuckle decent, but a super fun technical decent. I wouldn’t ever climb it on my bike. But it’s definitely possible to decend on the bike.
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pyle762 (Feb 10, 2018 at 22:34)
Trail San Tan
Clockwise. Some short fun downhill going clockwise. Counterclockwise has a rather steep uphill section.
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pyle762 (Feb 10, 2018 at 22:34)
Trail San Tan
Clockwise. Some short fun downhill going clockwise. Counterclockwise has a rather steep uphill section.
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pyle762 (Feb 10, 2018 at 22:34)
Trail San Tan
Clockwise. Some short fun downhill going clockwise. Counterclockwise has a rather steep uphill section.
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pyle762 (Feb 10, 2018 at 22:34)
Trail San Tan
Clockwise. Some short fun downhill going clockwise. Counterclockwise has a rather steep uphill section.
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pyle762 (Feb 10, 2018 at 22:34)
Trail San Tan
Clockwise. Some short fun downhill going clockwise. Counterclockwise has a rather steep uphill section.
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pyle762 (Feb 10, 2018 at 22:34)
Trail San Tan
Clockwise. Some short fun downhill going clockwise. Counterclockwise has a rather steep uphill section.
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pyle762 (Feb 10, 2018 at 22:34)
Trail San Tan
Clockwise. Some short fun downhill going clockwise. Counterclockwise has a rather steep uphill section.
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pyle762 (Feb 10, 2018 at 22:34)
Trail San Tan
Clockwise. Some short fun downhill going clockwise. Counterclockwise has a rather steep uphill section.
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Chlinthi (Aug 27, 2017 at 13:59)
Trail San Tan
Is there any general consensus on which direction is best to run this trail? Clockwise or counterclockwise?
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Chlinthi (Aug 27, 2017 at 13:59)
Trail San Tan
Is there any general consensus on which direction is best to run this trail? Clockwise or counterclockwise?
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Chlinthi (Aug 27, 2017 at 13:59)
Trail San Tan
Is there any general consensus on which direction is best to run this trail? Clockwise or counterclockwise?
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Chlinthi (Aug 27, 2017 at 13:59)
Trail San Tan
Is there any general consensus on which direction is best to run this trail? Clockwise or counterclockwise?
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Chlinthi (Aug 27, 2017 at 13:59)
Trail San Tan
Is there any general consensus on which direction is best to run this trail? Clockwise or counterclockwise?
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Chlinthi (Aug 27, 2017 at 13:59)
Trail San Tan
Is there any general consensus on which direction is best to run this trail? Clockwise or counterclockwise?
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Chlinthi (Aug 27, 2017 at 13:59)
Trail San Tan
Is there any general consensus on which direction is best to run this trail? Clockwise or counterclockwise?
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Chlinthi (Aug 27, 2017 at 13:59)
Trail San Tan
Is there any general consensus on which direction is best to run this trail? Clockwise or counterclockwise?
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jgambill (Oct 5, 2016 at 14:03)
Trail Moonlight
This trail great riding downhill towards the main entrance rather than away from it.
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motox828 (Sep 3, 2015 at 22:06)
Trail Goldmine
Both the front side and back side DH's are fun. The north side is really loose and SUPER steep at the very top. After that is is really fun and flowy. The south side is a riot at as well. On Strava is is named Crazy DH. Super fast speeds. Its over in about a minute but worth riding. Overall San Tan trails are VERY tame compared to AZ riding, but still very fun.
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motox828 (Sep 3, 2015 at 22:06)
Trail Goldmine
Both the front side and back side DH's are fun. The north side is really loose and SUPER steep at the very top. After that is is really fun and flowy. The south side is a riot at as well. On Strava is is named Crazy DH. Super fast speeds. Its over in about a minute but worth riding. Overall San Tan trails are VERY tame compared to AZ riding, but still very fun.
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jhoward7285 (Nov 19, 2014 at 12:41)
Trail Goldmine
I prefer the back side (or south side) coming from Dynamite to San Tan then up Goldmine to the top. It's a heck of a climb and for most will include some HAB. However once at the top the ride back to the parking lot following that same route is excellent and my favorite in the valley. Goldmine is steep and rocky but it's a proper DH segment. Not too many places where you can get right at 1,000 vertical feet in 7 miles!
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jhoward7285 (Nov 19, 2014 at 12:41)
Trail Goldmine
I prefer the back side (or south side) coming from Dynamite to San Tan then up Goldmine to the top. It's a heck of a climb and for most will include some HAB. However once at the top the ride back to the parking lot following that same route is excellent and my favorite in the valley. Goldmine is steep and rocky but it's a proper DH segment. Not too many places where you can get right at 1,000 vertical feet in 7 miles!
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jhoward7285 (Nov 19, 2014 at 12:37)
Trail Dynamite
Has great flow and not that rocky, at least for being in AZ.
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jhoward7285 (Nov 19, 2014 at 12:37)
Trail Dynamite
Has great flow and not that rocky, at least for being in AZ.
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Trails in Route

Goldmine1,165 ft
Dynamite2 miles
San Tan2 miles
Hedgehog Trail4,777 ft
San Tan1,322 ft
Stargazer3,934 ft
Moonlight2,756 ft
San Tan5,249 ft
Dynamite2 miles
Goldmine1,165 ft

Details

More Stats for 11 Miles of fun SanTan mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    3 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,580 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,580 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,585 ft
  • Grade max
    -27.9%
  • Grade min
    30.4%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,137 ft
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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San Tan Mountain - Mountain Biking
San Tan Mountain - Mountain Biking
trail: San Tan
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Apr 6, 2021

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