Quartz Ridge Trail #8A - Phoenix Mountains Preserve

Description:  Meandering in the arid foothills and washes beneath Piestewa Peak, the Quartz Ridge Trail leads to great views of the Valley. Nestled in the bustling cityscape, this trail quickly swallows you up into a serene and peaceful journey.   

Difficulty: Moderate

Total Distance: 6 miles

Start Elevation: 1395 ft.

Elevation Gain: 900 ft.

Water to Bring: 2.0 liters

Estimated Return Time: 11:00 am

Minimum Attendees Required: 3

Special Instructions: There are NO restrooms or water at the trailhead. Bring some money to join us for a latte or a snack at La Grande Orange - 4410 N 40th St, Phoenix, AZ 85018, (602) 840-7777.

Weather


Not sure what to bring? Checklists are available here.

Join or login to comment.

  • A former member
    A former member

    Gorgeous views, nice workout, terrific company, and delicious meal afterward! Lovely day, thanks to Matt.

    1 · January 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Matthew fantastic hike and soles!

    1 · January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great hike Matt. Thanks for organizing! Great restaurant, great weather, great day!

    1 · January 12, 2014

  • Delisse G.

    What a gorgeous hike and just 20 minutes from our house. Thanks so much, Matt, and the Soles who came out today. That was fun!

    1 · January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am sorry but I cannot make this hike this morning. I do apologize and hope to make another soon.

    January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry for the late notice. A big project came in at work and I have to work all day tomorrow.

    January 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    yup...gotta be somewhere else :(

    happy trails!

    January 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    luci and i hope to attend. am waiting to hear if i have an appt i need to attend sunday morning. hope to know in next day or so. will let you know if i need to cancel as soon as i hear.

    January 6, 2014

14 went

  • Sunshine
    Assistant Organizer
  • Duane S.
    Assistant Organizer
  • Bill G.
    Member
  • Teresa E.
    Member
  • Delisse G. +1
    Member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member

This Meetup is community funded

$10.00/year

Member dues are used to:
  • Cover Meetup costs
  • Encourage more engaged members
  • Provide supplies or equipment
  • Member-only events (See our Membership and Dues Page for more information)

90 day free trial

No credit card required

After the trial you must pay dues to be a member of this Meetup.

Cancel dues at any time.

Dues are billed each year.

Imagine having a community behind you

Get started Learn more
Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

Rafaël, started French Conversation Group

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy