Quantrell Mine Trail

EASY 3 reviews

Quantrell Mine Trail is a 5.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Madera Canyon, Arizona that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1030 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

views

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

This is an easy hike that starts on a trail from the Agua Caliente road, and then eventually connects to the old mine road that leads to the mine. You could hike up from Chino Basin on that old road, but that would be a little further and the road in there is really rough. There is no real steep grades anywhere along here so it makes for an easy in and out. It is also the preferred route to start on if you plan to summit Elephant Head. There is a trail on your left, that breaks off into Chino Canyon from the mine road that will take you on your way to Elephant Head. Continue on the road till you get to the mine, and it's worth kicking around for a while and explore the old mine area. Follow the road, and the trail as well, back to your vehicle. The road up to this parking spot is not suitable for cars. It's pretty ugly, so a high clearance truck is better. Doesn't need to be 4 x 4, but clearance will help with the boulders.

hiking
Friday, November 28, 2014