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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