“A run along the ridgeline that delivers continual panoramic views.”
— John Parker
Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
The park is open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Entrance to the park is free.
Be careful of your footing as the terrain can be uneven, rocky, and full of loose gravel in some spots.
This is arguably the most interesting trail in the entire park. If you plan to run the trail for the first time, I recommend you start at Lost Creek
and head south toward Quartz Mine
as the views are better in this direction.
The trail is well-maintained and fairly flat for the first three-quarters of the trek. It makes a healthy descent of about 400 feet as you get closer to Quartz Mine
. If you are heading north, you'll start this trail by making a nice uphill climb.
Regardless of the direction you travel, you'll be rewarded with some great views of the surrounding area. And since you are here anyway, a little side trip on Crest Summit Trail
is recommended to complete the experience.
Flora & Fauna
A variety of desert plants and cacti are plentiful. Watch for squirrels, rabbits, birds, and rattlesnakes.