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Quartz Ridge Trail 8A and L.V. Yates Trail 8

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Phoenix Mountain Preserve

Quartz Ridge Trail 8A and L.V. Yates Trail 8 is a 2.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Length 2.3 mi Elevation gain 567 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Bird watching

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

Scramble

No shade

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Reviews (135)
Photos (560)
Recordings (198)
Completed (500)
Craig Smith
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Went out with four month old puppy today. Felt a little longer than thought. Good hike. Keep watchful for connection signage. But can’t go too wrong as all right turns or left turns depending which direction you go. Take plenty of water. This trail heats up by around 8 am in July.

Beth Lunsford
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HikingNo shade

Recommend starting early in the am. To start, go clockwise on the loop for a milder climb. Counterclockwise is great too just a beast for the first 0.5 of 8B

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Sole Survivors
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-lots of loose gravel - steep inclines - well marked - quick trail - family friendly

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Sarah Mobley
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Deja Gonzo Huggs
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HikingRocky

Nice trail I did a loop back with the 8A and 8B. It’s not as busy on these trails either which is nice.

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Lauren Rosenquist
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Hiking

It was beautiful out today and the desert is very green from all of the great rain we have had recently. It was my first time hiking this trail and it was a great first hike for my 7 month old lab. There were a handful of other doggos out there too. I always like to know how easy it will be to get a parking spot, the lot has about 25 spots or so.

Jesus Hernandez
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Scott Ward
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HikingNo shade

A could steeper climbs over the saddles but over all good easy hike for the kiddo.

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Jessica Coli
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Hiking

Easy to find. Beautiful trail with benches along the way to rest. Great trail for a quick hike (1-2 hours)

Steven Whaley
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Hiking

Fun loop from 40th Street. Almost 6 miles.

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Dj Carr
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danny flynn
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HikingNo shadeRocky

I did 304-8-8A-8B today. Quite a little loop. Not really difficult to speak of, though some careful footing on 8B over the mountain is called for. It was about 4 miles in total. Last time I jumped on 8 I got lost! Or not really lost, but still not making my way back. I made wrong turn after wrong turn until I finally stumbled on to the Alternate Summit trail, climbed up to the summit trail, and then mountered down to ground level and parking. There's lots of good hiking in Piestewa Peak Park, once known as Squaw Peak. You can do some mileage and see some sites.

James H
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Hiking

I had a few hours to burn so I decided to check out trail 8. I read where it was a loop, however, it takes you to the Dreamy Draw parking lot. Ideally I would have liked a loop but I was pleasantly surprised by the 5 mile (2.5 mile each way) hike. I only saw a handful of hikers and asked each one if it looped but it was all of our first time on trail 8. There is a bench on the first peak about a mile in. Overall, I enjoyed the hike and would recommend it. I’m looking forward to more trails in this mountain preserve.

Amberly Atene
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8B to 8A and back to 8

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Pam R
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This was a really nice little hike. The parking was pretty awful but it’s Saturday and Piestewa so it’s to be expected. There were bathrooms and picnic tables off the parking lot. The trail wasn’t as busy as so many other trails around that area, though we did see several people. The trail itself was a moderate hike with just a few tough spots. Lots of loose rock. Great views all along. Several spots to go off and check out, which I love. Short enough to leave room to do other things with your day. I’d do it again. I would recommend that if you bring your dog that you might consider putting booties on his feet, as some of the rock areas are kind of jagged and sharp, plus there are a few spots where there are a lot of little pieces of broken cholla pieces in the trail.

Alan Potter
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Alan Potter
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Sora Golob
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Steven Edgett
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Shripathi Krishnan
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Steven Edgett
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Laura Mulvihill
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Susan Seal
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Laura Mulvihill
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Omar Mora
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Omar Mora
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Tim K.
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