Quartz Ridge Trail (#8A) is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
nice, quick alternative hike to Piestewa.
Easy hike at a moderate incline not too hard, easy to stay on trail. Dog friendly.
Great trail to get a quick cardio workout, OR just to get away from city for awhile without making a long drive. I do this trail frequently because it's so accessible. Moderate trail as there are good inclines and towards the top a little bit of footwork is necessary.
Parking can be a pain as with all trails in the Phx Mtn Preserve / Camelback. If you wait it out a few moments someone usually back comes down the trail and it opens up.
Nice easy hike with good views of the valley. Wouldn't recommend for hikers with dogs because the trail was really narrow at parts and the other hikers were quite rude to my dogs.
Nice trail-well marked with trail end sign at the end. Pretty rocky in spots.
Great views. Pleasant