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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.

Length 3.2 mi Elevation gain 623 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Recordings (642)
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Debra Salins
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Hiking

Amazing scenic views of the surrounding mountains and of downtown Phoenix. Also a good cardio workout with the ups and downs along the back half of the trail. Nice shade in the morning as well, especially helpful in the heat of the summer.

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Michael Kingrey
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HikingGreat!

Fun Trail, but still a good workout with a few steep gains and changing terrains. Done it multiple times but parking can be a challenge for the lot off 32nd.

WBarrett Jones
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Hiking

I like it

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Amanda Hikes
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HikingNo shadeRocky

This trail was fun! We ended up taking #8B across and then made a little loop out of the rest. This gave us some great views of the other side of the mountain to our left, as well as a little extra workout!

Bryce Merry
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Hiking

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!

Rossi Ramirez
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HikingNo shadeRocky

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.

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Tranice Darby
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HikingRocky

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

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Mike Fritz
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Walking

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

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LeAnn Fritz
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HikingNo shade

Rocky but runable for a great cardio workout

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Wesley Cash
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Hiking

Nice, mellow incline both ways. No scrambling.

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ruth bristol
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Hiking

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

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Emm Smedley
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HikingNo shadeRocky
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Randy Brazie
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Faith Samson
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Hiking

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

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Joseph Zulka
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Hiking

Can make it as tough as you want with pace.

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Susie Kaufman
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Garrik Slawski
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Hiking

Great views

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Sarah Mobley
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HikingNo shadeRocky
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Juan Antonio Renteria
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Misty Kurth
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HikingNo shadeRocky
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David Cargill
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Hiking

Good for an easy going hike or trail run.

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Anne McPhilomy
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Hiking

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

Sheri Johnson
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Hiking

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

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