Quartz Trail Loop

MODERATE 30 reviews

Quartz Trail Loop is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cave Creek, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, horses, and mountain biking and is best used from October until March. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
406 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

trail running

views

wildlife

The Quartz Trail is a 1.4 mile trail in Cave Creek Regional Park that is accessed from either Go John or Slate trail. It's worth it to weave along a ridge to see some amazing views.

2 months ago

Great loop for kids.

2 months ago

great trail! a lot of variety, well marked, clear paths. Lots to see! The Quartz rocks are beautiful. A little bit of shade along the way. I started at Go John then took the Quartz trail to Slate trail and back to the parking areas, which took a little over an hour. a little bit of incline the first half, then the second half is mostly decline or flat. went on a Saturday and think I saw a total of 4 or 5 people on that trail. pushed back far enough from main roads that it really does feel desolate and peaceful. there is a $6 day pass fee, but definitely worth it!

5 months ago

Beautiful hike, all the quartz was very cool, scenic, quite easy short hike

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5 months ago

Easy, short

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5 months ago

Very scenic hike for a family outing.

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6 months ago

Beautiful scenery. Gorgeous colorful rock outcroppings

6 months ago

Beautiful hike easy to walk and 360 view. Will do again

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9 months ago

Quiet trail with lots to see

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Beautiful views. A pretty decent workout, as you change elevation as you wrap around the mountains.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

nice trail. we decided to do the Go John trail instead, halfway through

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Absolutely one of the best trails to see beautiful quartz vertical slate and jasper outcroppings. Connected to go John trail excellent challenging trails. You do share the trails occasionally with horses

Friday, January 06, 2017

Great 1 hr walk

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