2,794 ft
Distance
70 ft
Climb
-46 ft
Descent
00:05:21
Avg time

Quartz Ridge Details

  • Riding Area
    Gold Canyon
    Gold Canyon, Arizona
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Global Ranking
    #21838 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Extension of the Quartz Ridge trail to link-up to the main system. Intended as an exit to QR, but can be ridden in the opposite direction for those wanting to exit the system via Peralta.

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More Stats for Quartz Ridge bike trail
  • Altitude change
    25 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,954 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,009 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,969 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,994 ft
  • Grade
    0.897%
  • Grade max
    -11.79%
  • Grade min
    9.575%
  • Distance climb
    1,428 ft
  • Distance down
    914 ft
  • Distance flat
    303 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:21
  • Avg reverse time
    00:03:52
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Status:
on Dec 29, 2017
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
      Directions to quartz-ridge-45554 trailhead (33.367600, -111.411549)
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      Quartz Ridge Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Dec 29, 2017 @ 8:37am
      Dec 29, 2017
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 6 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 43 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 139 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      21 |
      Mar 8, 2018 @ 5:33pm
      Mar 8, 2018
      Quartz Ridge, Phoenix

      Routes with this trail

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      titleratingdistance
      Gold Canyon Tech Route
      30 miles
      Gold Canyon Tech Route - smaller
      22 miles
      Gold Canyon Peralta Entry
      11 miles
      Planned Ride with Dustychap
      18 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag outbackwack (Mar 8, 2018 at 17:32)
       Hard to find narrow unmarked trail coming from the Peralta Road side. Cacti and brush encroaching the trail that can easily catch your hands. Lots of loose rocks keep your speed down and horses knock cholla into the trail so keep a look out. Great views. Gets hot in this section of the desert so bring ample fluids. Intersecting trails are unnamed and extremely confusing even using Trailforks.
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