Wolverton-Quartz Loop

MODERATE 2 reviews
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Wolverton-Quartz Loop is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Prescott, Arizona that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1049 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

This scenic 4.7 mile loop goes to the tops of Wolverton Mountain and Quartz Mountain south of Prescott. One can conquer these two peaks out-and-back from the Aspen Creek trailhead on Copper Basin Road or White Spar Campground on AZ89. However this route shortens it up a bit and turns it into a loop by starting at the Sheriff's Posse trailhead where Sheriff's Posse Trail becomes Wolverton Trail, and making use of several social trails to connect to the NFS trails. For best views, do the loop counter-clockwise. The first 1/4 mile requires attention to cairns, as well as the abrupt left turn off NFS road 9707V, so it's wise to download this to your phone/gps, but the rest is pretty straightforward.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016