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Dynamite Trail

Intermediate
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A great winding trail on the north side of the San Tan Mountains.


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Map Key

2.4

Miles

3.8

KM

Point to Point

1,897' 578 m

High

1,618' 493 m

Low

351' 107 m

Up

177' 54 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Entry fees are required for park usage. The park is open from 6 am-8 pm, year-round.

Description

Enjoy a thrilling journey as you explore the Goldmine Mountain range, known for its mining history. The trail connects to the Goldmine Trail near the Goldmine Trailhead and winds along the mountainside to the San Tan Trail near the central part of the park.

Flora & Fauna

The vegetation varies from creosote flats to dense saguaro forests. Various types of wildlife may be observed, including reptiles, birds, mammals and arthropods.

Contacts

Land Manager: Maricopa County Parks

Shared By:

Omar Delgado

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The mountain gets really pretty after a few days of rain.  Some Rye, Flowers, Cacti and Phoenix in the distance.
Feb 8, 2019 near Queen C…, AZ
Looking North, at 1750 ft. About a mile from the North trailhead (Dynamite/Goldmine intersection).  Views are great the whole trail.
Feb 8, 2019 near Queen C…, AZ
A pretty break in a winter storm, looking directly west of the trail towards San Tan Mountain. This wash is about 0.5 miles from the south end of the Dynamite Trail.
Feb 23, 2019 near Queen C…, AZ
Sunrise view.
Nov 29, 2016 near Queen C…, AZ
Make the run up before the sun's up.
Mar 25, 2019 near Queen C…, AZ
Lower section of Dynamite Trail.
Nov 29, 2016 near Queen C…, AZ

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