Queen Creek, AZ: Valley of the Sun Chapter, 4.5 Mile Hike

Feb 21, 2024 7:30AM


San Tan Mountain Regional Park, 6533 W Phillips Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142. Meet: At the SE Corner of the Visitor Center.

Cost $7 entry fee per vehicle or a Maricopa county pass

Event Contact Tom Draggoo 541-954-3628 | Email


$7 Entry Fee or Maricopa County Park Pass is required.
Much of the trail is wide and relatively smooth and suitable for great conversations about the Camino. This is our first hike in the area and we are looking forward to meeting SE Valley pilgrims, anyone wanting to explore this area of the Valley and anyone interested in the Camino. The trails within the San Tan Mountain Regional Park offer a unique perspective of the lower Sonoran Desert with wonderful wildlife, plant-life and scenic mountain views.

The hike is a counter clockwise loop that begins on the scenic and rather mild Moonlight Trail near the Visitor Center and follow it along the base of a mountain. This trail located in the central valley of the park connects with the San Tan Trail at the west end. We will then follow the San Tan Trail until it connects to Hedgehog where we will turn to go up and over the saddle before reconnecting with the San Tan Trail. The Hedgehog Trail is the only moderate section of the walk.