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Quartz Peak Trail - Sierra EstrellaPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking5.80 Miles 2,468 AEG
Hiking5.80 Miles   4 Hrs   41 Mns   1.57 mph
2,468 ft AEG   1 Hour    Break10 LBS Pack
 
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My first time hiking In the Estrellas… Quartz Peak was (highly) recommended to me by Kelly from Adventurous Stills. This hike did not disappoint!

I approached from the south via 238 & Maricopa. This route will have you turning north on 92 Ave and traveling on mostly unmaintained dirt roads for almost 10 miles. Would not recommend in anything other than high clearance vehicle… pref 4x4. Arrived at trailhead on Sunday before 8am… three vehicles already there… made out to the Peak in 2 hours. Did not see any other hikers until about 1/4 miles from Peak. Ran into great group from Intel (hola Rick, Helen & Mike!) With 2,500’ elevation gain over only 2.5 miles, this is one long continuous push uphill. However, the trail is fairly clear most of the time and well cairned in sketchier spots. Best of all, the payoff when you get to the top is well worth it… Quartz is surprisingly cool to the touch and the views are outstanding!

Really, really enjoyed this hike and would do it again in a heartbeat. I’m fact, I may take me wife, niece and her fiancé next weekend!

BTW… was 40 degrees when I started hiking and 80 degrees when I finished. Bring layers!!

Andrew
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