Wolverton-Quartz Loop

MODERATE 10 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
987 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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23 days ago

Moderate?? This is definitely one of the hardest trails I ever did. We didn’t get to finish it cause we were strapped for time. We had snow which made it a bit worse. We went straight-up for about two hours. It was very nice views of Prescott, wish we could’ve finished the entire hike but it just kept going up, and the snow kept getting deeper. They really should change this to “hard”

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail, definitely hard to follow, had to check the map several times and back track a couple. Still the great views, quiet walk, worth it.

2 months ago

fantastic trail with wonderful views of Prescott. took us 3 hours to hike and we started out on the Wolverton trail. take the app with you as there are other trails intersecting this one and there are very few trail signs along the way. one specific note...when you are on the trail 9415 below Quartz Mtn, it intersects the Wolverton trail ( shown in red on the app) and if want to go back to the Wolverton trailhead you must take the trail going DOWN the hill.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016