username
X
password
register help
show related photosets
San Tan RP Outside Loop, AZ
mini location map2015-02-07
6 by photographer avatarhikerdw
photographer avatar
 
San Tan RP Outside Loop, AZ 
San Tan RP Outside Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 07 2015
hikerdw
Hiking13.79 Miles 1,627 AEG
Hiking13.79 Miles   4 Hrs   50 Mns   3.11 mph
1,627 ft AEG      24 Mns Break
 
1st trip
I was oncall this week so had to stay within cell coverage so this regional park loop was the choice. Not a bad little loop hike, typical for a regional park hike I would say. Here is my short description of each trail we hiked.

Goldmine Trail: The most elevation change of all the trails. Double track for the majority of the trail. Nice views.

San Tan Trail: This trail seems to get a lot of traffic. A combination of single and double track. Very well groomed. The southeast section of the trail was my favorite.

Malpasis Trail: If you want any amount of solitude your hike has to include this trail. Good condition but you can tell it gets the least amount of foot/wheel/hoof traffic. At least half of the trail is through washes so expect loose conditions. Views are limited since you are hiking mostly in a wash. My favorite in the park.

Dynamite Trail: Very nice trail and seems to get a lot of traffic. Some nice gradual elevation change which provided some nice views.

This park is close to the house so I will definitely be back to finish the couple cross trails.
_____________________
HAZ Member
hikerdw's
339 Photosets

  2015-04-25
  2015-04-11
  2015-04-04
  2015-03-28
  2015-03-21
  2015-03-14
  2015-03-11
  2015-03-07
  2015-02-28
  2015-02-21
  2015-02-15
  2015-02-07
  2015-01-31
  2015-01-24
  2015-01-21
  2015-01-17
  2015-01-10
  2015-01-03
  2014-12-27
  2014-12-24
1 ... 7,  8,  9,  10,  11,  12,  13 ... 17  
help comment issue

end of page marker