Quartz Ridge Trail (#8A)

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Phoenix Mountain Preserve

Quartz Ridge Trail (#8A) is a 3.2 mile heavily 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.

Distance: 3.2 miles Elevation Gain: 623 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
6 days ago

Fun trail, great views. It sprinkled cold rain on us which was a bonus (did this trail a week ago). Only thing confusing was the lack of clear signs for all of the paths but the All Trails App came through!

hiking
no shade
rocky
8 days ago

The trail will definitely get your heart rate going. I was a little confused by the stopping point of the trail because it looked like it continued but according to my map I completed it. Pretty rocky, not really any shade and there were a lot of people on the trail.

hiking
rocky
12 days ago

Nice trail! More on the easier moderate side. Nice quick workout. Rocky but just enough to still be able to run if desired

walking
15 days ago

Great trail. Pretty busy. We ran it. Really rocky. So watch your steps. Great workout.

hiking
no shade
15 days ago

Rocky but runable for a great cardio workout

hiking
1 month ago

Nice, mellow incline both ways. No scrambling.

hiking
1 month ago

All the way across the preserve from 40th st to 32nd. Hot but fun.

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no shade
rocky
1 month ago

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rocky
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail, very busy. Lots of uphill in the beginning but spectacular views!

hiking
1 month ago

Can make it as tough as you want with pace.

hiking
no shade
rocky
1 month ago

Great views

hiking
no shade
rocky
1 month ago

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rocky
1 month ago

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rocky
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Good for an easy going hike or trail run.

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing predawn hike!!!!! So green from all the rain.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail. pretty hike. good workout.my only complaint would be that it's very heavily trafficked on a Sunday morning.

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

Pretty easy hike. Very rocky. Dog loved it.

hiking
3 months ago

An almost spring day.

hiking
no shade
rocky
3 months ago

3 months ago

Hello Everyone, Actually there were three trails 8,8A and 100 .We started with the trail 8A .It was the moderate trail We reached early noon and got the parking, though the parking was small. In beginning it was quite easy except very rocky, however gets little steep at the end which is real workout for you.The view is beautiful and refreshing wind helps you get relaxed very soon. But coming down is bit irritating as the whole path was filled with loose rocks. All together I will give thumbs up.It took me two hours to complete it.It is a short trail with a decent workout.

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