2 miles
Distance
500 ft
Climb
-260 ft
Descent
00:26:32
Avg time

Quartz Ridge (8a) Details

  • Riding area
    Phoenix Mountains Preserve
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Global Ranking

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More Stats for Quartz Ridge (8a) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    240 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,394 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,832 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,394 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,634 ft
  • Grade
    2.632%
  • Grade max
    -78.608%
  • Grade min
    69.098%
  • Distance climb
    4,570 ft
  • Distance down
    3,412 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,136 ft
  • Avg time
    00:26:32
  • Avg reverse time
    00:22:54
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Status:
on Mar 5, 2018
Dry
Avg: 2.2 (5 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Quartz Ridge (8a) Trail Reports

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Mar 5, 2018 @ 6:19am
Mar 5, 2018
I hiked this trail a couple days ago. Lots of hikers on it and pretty technical for cycling. Some uphill portions are too steep to ride. I...
Oct 5, 2017 @ 4:43pm
Oct 5, 2017
Trail is rough, very rocky / chunky, but ridable on bike if your technical skills are fairly strong. Have ridden the north side from the 40th St...
Oct 5, 2017 @ 4:38pm
Oct 5, 2017
Trail is rough, very rocky / chunky, but ridable on bike if your technical skills are fairly strong. Have ridden the north side from the 40th St...
May 18, 2017 @ 9:56pm
May 18, 2017
Avoid with mountain bike!
Dec 21, 2016 @ 8:21am
Dec 21, 2016
report applies to the north end of the trail from 8b (ruth Hamilton) to A&W Wash Trail is as normal. Rocky and climbable. 2-3 step ups are...
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Dec 10, 2017 @ 3:13pm
Dec 10, 2017
Quartz Ridge (8a), My City
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Dec 10, 2017 @ 3:13pm
Dec 10, 2017
Quartz Ridge (8a), My City

2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag Tanman34 (Nov 8, 2017 at 6:08)
 Fun technical trail. The trail surface has deteriorated over the years and is now quite difficult. There are a few uphill sections that are by no means rideable. Overall it’s a fun trail for any experienced rider
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  • + 0
flag Pzt5 (Mar 30, 2018 at 16:10)
 Very busy hiking trail. Several unrideable sections closer to the top.
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