Quartz Trail

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Overview

Trail Features

Dogs
Allowed
Fees
Yes
Kids
Allowed
Route
Loop
Users
Multi-use
Length
4 miles
Parking
Yes
Surface
Mixed
Bathrooms
Yes
Elevation
406 ft. gain
Difficulty
Intermediate
Trail hours
6am to 8pm
Parking hours
6am to 8pm
Water fountains
None
Vending machines
None

How about a stroll through translucent, glistening, natural quartz? Well, that’s what you get when you hike the Quartz Trail in the Cave Creek Regional Park in AZ. The Park charges a $7 fee and is open from 6am to 8pm. Think about bringing extra sunscreen and plenty of water as this hike could take 3 to 4 hours.

The Quartz Trail, a 4-mile loop, is accessed from the Overton or Slate trailheads and is considered moderate, great for kids and leashed dogs, and best hiked from October through March. This is a very popular trail because of the glittering natural quartz that is scattered throughout and because of the famous 12-foot high solid white quartz rock formation jutting out of the rocks.

As you stroll along the magical white quartz-laden trail, enjoy some of the wildlife like tarantulas, gila monsters, owls, hummingbirds, gilded flickers, and zone tailed hawks. Giant age-old saguaros, rolling hills with spectacular views, and glittering quartz make the Quartz Trail a magical paradise for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of life.

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