Telegraph Pass Trail is a 2.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Easily accessible, short, in-town hike. Popular for joggers and dog-walkers. Short enough to be great for kids, but still offers rewarding views of metro Phoenix. The first mile of this trail is a textured concrete surface for easy walking. The trail then splits off to continue on to Telegraph Pass, or on to The Desert Classic Trail. The remaining one mile of Telegraph Pass Trail ends at the Summit Road, and offers quick access to the National Trail and the Kiwanis Trail within the park upon reaching the roadway. The Desert Classic Trail continues on for about 9 miles through the foothills on the south side of South Mountain and terminates at the south ramada area in Pima Canyon. Some Hohokam petroglyphs can be seen along this trail.
Chose this trail for my son's first hiking trip and it was great! He loved the rock castle at the end and pointed out so many great views. Easy but just challenging enough for him to get a good hiking feel.
Took my dog out on this trail on a Sunday at about 3.30/4pm. It was really beautiful and I decent work out. I made it to the top and back down in a little over an hour. It was extremely busy though which is why I marked it down two stars. If you don't mind loads of people, this is a great trail but if you prefer it to be more empty and fewer people, not the trail for you. Not really sure if I would do it again unless it was early in the morning.
Not a stunning isolated canyon or anything, but a great little hike for quick exercise.
I didn't expect the challenge with moderate rating, but...great hike! Hit 2 more peaks after reaching the end.
Great hike with awesome views at the top!