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Quartz Ridge Trail #8A

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 3.0 (1)

A heavily used north-south connector, serving the 32nd Street Trailhead.


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1.8

Miles

2.8

KM

87%

Runnable

1,829' 558 m

High

1,394' 425 m

Low

438' 133 m

Up

194' 59 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

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Description

Trail 8A climbs up a long wash from the 32nd Street parking. After a short climb, it intersects with the Mohave Connector Trail #202, and then continues to follow the valley north and east, eventually climbing up to the pass, and Ruth Hamilton Trail #8B. Trail 8A is heavily traveled, but everyone I met on that trail was nice and polite.

Reaching the pass and intersection with 8B, there is a nice bench. Take a break, have a drink, and enjoy the view. From the pass, the trail heads down the valley, continuing to the north, eventually intersecting the L.V Yates Trail #8. You could continue on Trail #8 to the north, eventually coming out at the 40th St. Trailhead, for a long, one-way trip.

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Guy Granger

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Walking through the wash
Jan 11, 2020 near Paradis…, AZ
From the junction of 202 and 8A, look up the valley to the north.  At the ridge top on the left you meet trail 8B again.
Nov 25, 2018 near Paradis…, AZ
This is what happens when you brush a Cholla cactus.
Nov 11, 2018 near Paradis…, AZ

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