Quartz Ridge Trail (#8A)

MODERATE 90 reviews
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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.

3.4 miles 705 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


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1 day ago

nice, quick alternative hike to Piestewa.

4 days ago

Easy hike at a moderate incline not too hard, easy to stay on trail. Dog friendly.

4 days ago

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.

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22 days ago

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.

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27 days ago

Nice trail-well marked with trail end sign at the end. Pretty rocky in spots.

29 days ago

Great views. Pleasant

1 month ago