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San Tan Mountain Regional Park

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Playing Nice

The scenery is great, trails well marked, and the suguaros plentiful (Choya as well), but so were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert B
Port Hueneme, California
Scorpion 'hunting'!

This was my second visit. We brought blacklights on some of the trails, after dark, and found... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mesa, Arizona
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The scenery is great, trails well marked, and the suguaros plentiful (Choya as well), but so were the mountain bike folks. They were all well behaved and didn't pose a threat but having to step out of the way sort of grinds a bit. Nonetheless,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Robert B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second visit. We brought blacklights on some of the trails, after dark, and found several scorpions - they 'glow' in the blacklight. Our first visit was so much fun, and I wanted to bring my cousin and his family, who were visiting...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank V9016OHkellyb
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

I have visited a few different times. I always enter from West Skyline Drive. My favorite route is to take Goldmine Trail to San Tan Trail. Goldmine Trail is a very strenuous hike that from the West Skyline Drive entrance goes to the top of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 605lorib
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Really nice trails well marked and the visitor center had a store, bathrooms and live dessert animals to look at. They also offer horse back riding, with lots of choices sunrise, sunset, picnic,dinner, and night rides. We did gold mine trail, Moonlight, San Tan loop...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank john D
Reviewed October 2, 2018

You can bike, and hike, scenery is beautiful, but there is no shade at all. It cost $8 to get in per car, make sure to take cash, because most often there is not an attendant at the gate. Horse back riding is available certain...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank joygamble00
Reviewed September 22, 2018

we drop by the park at least monthly when we are in town and always see something new and different on every visit. we often partake in the many activities that are regularly presented at the park, and these are always informative, too. the various...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ralph M
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Great trails; Bring plenty of water and watch the map as your small morning hike could turn out longer than you originally planned! We planned on a two hour hike and walked almost four!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 517shellys
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

We love to ride our bikes around the park. We have two teenage boys who have played football at the park, and we have done many events there as well. It is veryFamily friendly.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank thomaswD4918IT
Reviewed June 18, 2018

I live fairly near this county park. There are lots of trails, which are well maintained. But, definitely carry water. If you are an experienced desert hiker, you know this. Even in winter, you need it. They have some interesting programs which I have not...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Stephanie-L1111
Reviewed May 5, 2018

We live in south Gilbert. We see the Santan Mountains from our backyard. To drive to the closest trailhead (Wagon Wheel) is only 8 miles, but there is very little parking, so we often go to the main park entrance. From here, you have many...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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November 10, 2018|
Response from Ralph M | Reviewed this property |
I think you have to keep the pet on a leash and pick up after it.
Ashley L
September 25, 2018|
Response from Ralph M | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but I would send a note to the park interpretive office and get a first-hand response.
January 14, 2018|
Response from BKV11 | Reviewed this property |
Probably not.