McDowell Sonoran Conservancy: Bike/Hike the South from Quartz Trailhead

Join us on this ride and hike from the Quartz Trailhead. We will ride the Quartz Trail west to the Westworld Trail, go around the golf course and head uphill east on the Taliesin Trail to its intersection with the Quartz Trail.

This will take us to the next portion of the trip, hiking up to the Quartz outcropping (maybe a vortex) to take in the beautiful view from there. We hike back to our bikes to return on the Quartz Trail which follows a wash back to the trailhead. This is an intermediate skill and moderate cardio ride.

Location: Quartz Trailhead parking is located at 104th and McDowell Mountain Ranch Rd.

Skill level: Intermediate

Distance: ~8 miles

Time: ~3 hours

Please, no road bikes, hybrids, folding bikes, or electric assist bikes. All our rides are “no drop,” meaning we will not leave you. A bike with wide knobby tires is required. Please check the working order of your bike before you leave home. Helmets required. Bring water and snacks. Restrooms and water are NOT available at the trailhead. No dogs please. Accommodations for service animals must be made in advance. Plan to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the bike/hike.

  • Audience: Adult, Teen, Youth
  • Genre: Field Sciences
  • Type: Field Trip/Outdoor Activity, Presentation

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Nov 25 2022


9:00 am - 12:00 pm



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McDowell Sonora Preserve - Quartz Trailhead
N 104th St & N 102nd St., Scottsdale, AZ, 85255


McDowell Sonoran Conservancy
(480) 998-7971
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