Go John-Quartz-Slate Loop is a 7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cave Creek, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Great easy loop with one of a kind views of giant Quartz rock. Great Desert Scenery and make sure you take plenty of water. If you are looking for a longer but easy loop, this is an easy loop to hike inside the Cave Creek Park. Be aware that there is an entrance fee (per Car) to get into the Park. There is no water and very little shade, so make sure you go prepared.
Great hike. I'd recommend going clockwise.
Have hiked and MtBike this loop many times ! awesome views love it a good workout all around challenging
Outstanding!!! This is one of my favorite hikes. It has a little of everything: hills, challenging terrain, flat places, and GORGEOUS scenery. It is and will be one of my favorites!!
Great trail. The first section of the Go John (hiking clockwise) has a pretty steady incline, definitely get some heart rates up. But the pass onto the Quartz Train and on is nice and easy and overall was a very peaceful and enjoyable hike. Trails well maintained and well marked and facilities are clean and easy to access. A great hike close to town!
Great Add-On to Go John Trail. Spectacular abundant Quartz all around!
Great trail, easy with a few spots that are moderate. Depending on direction it can give you a different challenge. During the spring, expect lots of house poop on the path from the trail rides.