Quartz Ridge Trail

This Sunday, I am leading a hike right in Phoenix, the Quartz Ridge Trail.  It starts late enough in the day that you can party the night before and still not be too tired.  Meet me directly at the 40th Street trailhead:


  • Exit State Route 51 onto Shea.
  • Drive east 0.8 miles to 40th Street.
  • Turn south and follow 40th Street 1 mile to the trailhead parking lot.


If the parking lot is full, park on the street.  Or you can circle around and eventually a spot will open.


Distance: 5.5 miles

Elevation Gain: 550 feet

Difficulty: Moderate.  It contains one steep section that is not suitable for beginner hikers, people with heart problems, people with bad knees, or children under 26.


Dogs are welcome on this hike, unless they have heart problems or bad knees.


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  • Vickie

    Great day for a hike! Thanks Zorik.

    December 17, 2012

  • Lorraine Louglas P.

    Wonderful trail! Thank you!

    December 16, 2012

  • Paila

    Just reread for the directions.....Children under 26....That's funny!

    December 16, 2012

  • Amy

    If tomorrow's weather is a repeat of today, I will be changing my RSVP to No as well… FROZE my @$$ off today in downtown PHX and thought I was gonna pass out from the cold at one point...

    December 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to change my RSVP from yes...to NO. Sorry, we got rained out at work today - so now I'm obligated tomorrow. Have a Great Hike!

    December 15, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Already hiking elsewhere

    December 11, 2012

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