Quartz Ridge Trail (#8A)

MODERATE 116 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.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
705 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

6 days ago

Great views and good moderate climb up. Worth doing for sure.

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27 days ago

Love Quartz Ridge, and you can vary it up by starting at Squaw Peak northernmost trailhead, 32nd and Lincoln, or 40th St trailheads.

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2 months ago

Nice, quick hike that is located in the middle of the city and way less crowded than Camelback. The hike took me a little less than an hour to complete 8A but I did run parts of it.

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3 months ago

Pretty flat, but great for a nice run. Beautiful views and not to steep.

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3 months ago

Did a cozy Friday afternoon hike at Quartz Ridge today. As many times as I have been to Piestewa Peak Park I had never been to this trailhead before. Piestewa Peak and Quartz Ridge are both part of Phoenix Mountain Preserve and they share trails. The primary trail at Quartz Ridge is the 8A. I had tramped on it before inside Piestewa Peak but today traveled the length from the trailhead. It starts out as a nature hike but gets rugged at the top. There it joins up with the 8B which is prominently located inside Piestewa Peak. I did 4.2 miles out and back. One could easily mount a 10 mile hike by looping between Quartz Ridge and Piestewa Peak. It was a fun neighborhood hike.

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