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Quartz Mine Trail - Skyline RPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 28 2019
aliqat
Hiking5.60 Miles 1,258 AEG
Hiking5.60 Miles   3 Hrs   29 Mns   2.14 mph
1,258 ft AEG      52 Mns Break22 LBS Pack
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This hike is called Quartz Mine Trail to Javelina Peak. There were only two others besides myself on this trail. One should have some type of mapping system so you don’t take a wrong turn at the various junctions. There are several junctions that are marked, however not until the last junction do any state Javelina Peak. The trail does not have the amount of loose rocks other trails have. Due to the cooler temperatures and the amount of rain, the trail was bordered with Green Plants and flowers: It’s a very scenic trail with great views, that get better the higher you are. Going up the last half mile to the summit gains around 600’, and is very steep.

Once on top you can see Goodyear, Glendale and several mountain ranges. The F16’s and F35’s from Luke fly over the area quite often and are not that far above you. I liked watching them fly over. There is a marker at the summit and a tin under a rock where you can sign your name and date. The first 200’ of decent requires care as a slip there would hurt. I will do this hike again because of the beauty and lack of crowds.
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Wildflowers Observation Extreme
All along the trail, White, two types of Yellow, flowers , as well as two types of Purple flowers, and many types of Green plants. There also lots of barrel Cactus and huge Saguaros.
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