San Tan Trail
ElevationAscent: 602' 183 m
Descent: -457' -139 m
High: 1,908' 582 m
Low: 1,682' 513 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)
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“This trail forms the backbone of the San Tan Mountain Regional Park.”— C R John
The trail takes a sharp right and heads east through some fun, rolling, whoop-de-doos and wash crossings. Much of the southern portion of the trail is through a forest of stately saguaros. Be sure to stop and snap a picture of a rare crested saguaro on the southernmost section of the trail.
The tour through the saguaros continues as you head back north and pass the Hedgehog Trail intersection. There will be some moderate climbing as the saguaros are replaced by chain fruit cholla with a nice view of the rocky Malpais Hills to the south.
The west side of the central, unnamed peak is a fun, flowing ride in either direction. Once past the Moonlight Trail intersection the trail widens as it merges with the park service road. The temptation is to really fly through here, but remember you are sharing the trail with others. The northern part of the trail becomes rockier and a bit less scenic. Officially San Tan Trail ends at the intersection with Goldmine Trail. Goldmine to Little Leaf Trail is the preferred route back to the parking lot.
All intersections are well-signed, and trail maps are available at the trailheads.
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