12.0 miles
Distance
921 ft
Climb
-918 ft
Descent
1,907 ft
High Point

Loops in the southern end of the San Tan Regional Park in Queen Creek, Arizona

Detailed Description
12 Miles at San Tan Regional Park is a 12 mile moderately popular easy route located near Queen Creek Arizona. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 6 trails. This route climbs 921 ft with a max elevation of 1,907 ft then descends -918 ft.
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16 Reviews & Comments

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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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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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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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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)
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 11:51)
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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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 18:42)
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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joefrmn (Aug 30, 2018 at 14:24)
Trail San Tan
Clockwise definitely has some fun rocky decents.
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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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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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Trails in Route

San Tan5 miles
Stargazer3,711 ft
Hedgehog Trail2 miles
Moonlight1 mile
Stargazer3,760 ft

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    20
More Stats for 12 Miles at San Tan Regional Park mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,682 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,682 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,683 ft
  • Grade max
    -29.3%
  • Grade min
    17.6%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,846 ft
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Hedgehog Trail
Feb 2, 2023 @ 12:44pm
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Jan 13, 2023 @ 4:50am
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Jan 12, 2023 @ 8:50pm
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