This hike is rated INTERMEDIATE to DIFFICULT.
Come join me for a morning hike at Quartz Ridge Trail! We'll start out on Trail 8A, loop around in a clockwise direction and then come back down the 8A. There are some parts that are steep, so please be prepared. We will hike at a fairly brisk pace. Don't forget to bring lots of water and sturdy hiking footwear. Plan to arrive 10 minutes early to allow time to cross Lincoln Drive.
DISTANCE: 4.5+ miles
ELEVATION GAIN: 600-700 ft
DURATION: 2.5 hrs
TRAIL STYLE: Lollipop
DOGS: Yes, if leashed
DIRECTIONS:Directions from SR 51: Exit at Glendale Avenue and travel east to 32nd Street and Lincoln Drive (Glendale Avenue becomes Lincoln Drive).
PARKING: On the southwest corner of 32nd Street and Lincoln is a retail center. You can park in this lot and cross Lincoln Drive to the trailhead. Out of courtesy to the merchants (i.e., Starbucks, etc.), please do not take up prime parking spaces. I suggest parking west of Chase Bank. We will meet at the trailhead.