Quantrell Mine Trail is a 5.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Green Valley, Arizona that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 5.1 miles Elevation Gain: 967 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

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bird watching

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no dogs

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8 days ago

Great hike. The views are amazing. Definitely will do this one again.

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10 days ago

Nice short trail , getting there preferable with a 4x4 although small car is fine just be careful with the road. Nice trail well marked. Mines will provide a nice storyline. The views are nice along the different succulents along the trail. Will recommend pants and sunblock. Not a crowded trail.

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15 days ago

First trip sans dog... got to set my own pace. Loved the mine entrance early on and wasn’t expecting how cool the mine itself was. I guess I’m used to just seeing the entrances. Only negative was we missed the turn on the way back (new hiking poles, so I have to look down constantly) and stayed on the old road an extra 0.4 miles downhill, which meant an extra 0.4 miles uphill! Good exercise, I guess... We wore shorts and would agree with the other reviewers that pants are a good idea! There are bushes you have to interact with more than you’d like; thankful the cacti were accommodating!! Overall, really liked it. We ended up with 6.5 miles in a little under 3 hours (2:45 moving time).

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rocky
1 month ago

Really fun, easy for experienced hikers, secluded trail, with little to no traffic. The scenery across the valley is fantastic. There are two mines to explore, the lower one has an open portal and very large adit which was a failed attempt at digging a haulage tunnel for the Quantrell mine(collapsed head frame into flooded shaft) across the ridge and further up the trail. Highly recommend wearing pants because trail is an old overgrown mining road most of the way. The yucca and buffle grass are dominant. Several miles to trailhead on a rough gravel road probably best taken in SUV. Look for trailhead in the trees right before the parking loop and gravel road that cuts to the left.

2 months ago

Completed 3/29/20. Trail was on good shape, not exactly a beginner trail, but not overwhelmingly tough either. Great views! My 10 year old did it with her own pack and had a great time.

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rocky
5 months ago

Completed on 12/07/2019: We took this trail and branches off towards Elephant Head. Easy to access the trail head by a dirt road. There is a parking lot about 300 feet past the trailhead. Beautiful hike with many colors and views all around: tall overgrown yellow grass, agave, and plenty of cactus. The trail itself is very rocky with some slick areas. Hiking boots are recommended. The trail initially is easy to follow. However, when we broke off towards Elephant Head at the left turn drop down, we slowed down as the trail began to be a little challenging to follow. There are cairns throughout. Once we got to the saddle, we lost the trail. We were not able to get to the top, this time. We plan to try again when we aren’t limited by daylight.

Sun Jan 20 2019

Very nice trail, very easy after the first third. Great views of elephant head.

Mon Jul 30 2018

Excellent trail with great views! Actually did this as a trail run. Not the best for that but doable.

Tue Mar 27 2018

These instructions suck. You don’t park on Mt. Hopkins road. Trailhead is another 2.5 miles in on Aqua Calienta road. Park on east side and take trail across road in NW direction.

Thu Mar 08 2018

Wow! Some pretty narrow edges!

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Mon Feb 27 2017

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.

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