Quartz-Ridge Trail

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Trail Distance: 3.2 miles
Time Estimate: 2 hr+
Elevation Gain: 623 feet
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Moderate
Parking: Free
Route Type: Out-and-back
Restroom: No
Description
Looking for a pawsome place to take your pooch for a hike? Consider a trip to the Quartz-Ridge Trail. It's a pawsitively awesome place to work off some pent up energies! This trailhead is found within the Phoenix Mountain Preserve and is one of several trails which form a system which many describe as spider-like. It is considered a hike of moderate difficulty because it does traverse some terrain that is rocky and has some steeper inclines. Your best canine pal is welcome to join you on your day of hiking fun, but please do take care to keep Fido leashed. 

This out and back trail rises 623 feet in elevation, giving you some wooftastic views of the surrounding area and mountains. Your adventure begins at the trailhead located at 32nd Street and Lincoln Road. It is quite easy to find just ten minutes from the Sanctuary Camel Resort. This trail is extremely pawpular, particularly with locals, so you can expect it to be more heavily trafficked than some other hiking spots in Phoenix. 

As you travel along the trail, you will notice areas with gradual inclines, and other sections of the road which are a little more rocky. The trail is exceptionally well-marked and is the pawrfect spot to enjoy doing some bird watching or simply drinking in all of the pawtastic scenery. Benches are scattered throughout the trail to provide a spot for you and your pooch to take a load off and enjoy a snack and a cool drink. Be sure to tote along a bag which includes drinking water, a packed lunch or some treats, and cleanup bags too. 

You will also have the privilege of enjoying some desert flora and fauna along your hike. Bring your camera to capture snapshots of some of the flowering cactuses you will spot along the route. 

For a day of hiking fun you'll not soon forget, plan a visit to the Quartz-Ridge Trail. You'll have a doggone amazing time! 

Trail Features
Rocky, Desert, Easy Incline, Mountains
Abundant Wildlife
Address
32nd Street and Lincoln Road
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Hours
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Address
32nd Street and Lincoln Road
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset