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Dynamite Trail

Intermediate
 3.9 (16)

A steady, moderate climb up over Goldmine Mountain.


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Map Key

2.3

Miles

3.8

KM

Singletrack

1,894' 577 m

High

1,617' 493 m

Low

338' 103 m

Up

163' 50 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

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Description

Heading south on Goldmine Trail out of the parking lot, Dynamite Trail breaks off to the right after less than a quarter mile. Dynamite is a sustained, steady 400-foot climb over the next mile-and-a-half. The trail is wide and mostly smooth, hardpacked dirt with embedded rocks, and most intermediate riders can probably make the whole climb on the middle chain ring. Although the brittle-bush covered hillside in this area of the park is not particularly scenic when not in bloom, as you gain altitude you get a more expansive view back over the east valley.

A little over half-way up you'll be able to see across the valley to the west to San Tan Mountain, which is actually not part of the park. After cresting the summit, you descend past a set of signed switchbacks. There are some fun twists and turns as you pedal along in and out of some washes and eventually connect with San Tan Trail.

Contacts

Land Manager: Maricopa County Parks

Shared By:

C R John

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 16 votes

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  3.9 from 16 votes
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Trail Rankings

#129

in Arizona

#5,590

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Photos

It's all smiles on the Dynamite Trail descent!
Feb 20, 2017 near Queen C…, AZ
A rider enjoys the view along the Dynamite Trail.
Jan 20, 2017 near Queen C…, AZ
Summer sunset.
Jul 2, 2020 near Queen C…, AZ
Climbing Dynamite Trail
Oct 28, 2013 near Queen C…, AZ
Make the run up before the sun's up.
Dec 10, 2016 near Queen C…, AZ
Dynamite Trail looking south at the viewpoint.
Aug 17, 2016 near Queen C…, AZ

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