Telegraph Pass Trail And Kiwanis Trail

MODERATE 42 reviews
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Telegraph Pass Trail And Kiwanis Trail is a 2.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Phoenix, AZ 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.

2.3 miles 482 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

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.


1 day ago

Weather is cooling down. Nice trail to start with to get back into hiking shape. I took the national trail heading west and nearly stepped on 3 baby rattlers. So be careful.


21 days ago


23 days ago

First half mile is paved for accessibility. Then the trail turns to gravel/sand then steep and rocky. On your way up there are hieroglyphics to the right. At sunset it was gorgeous from the top!


2 months ago


3 months ago

Trail slowly progressed higher and was fairly easy. Not much to see along the way until you get to the top.


3 months ago

hiking

Great hike! Started National Trail at 48th & Guadalupe ended at parking lot of Telegraph Pass. Need to watch for bikers on the front side of the hike. Stunning views and scenery. Highly recommend.


3 months ago

Good hike. Adequately difficult but under shade as you start early morning... Enjoyed


4 months ago


4 months ago

hiking

Reletively short trail but some areas provided a bit of a challenge due to the incline. Trail is walkable buy inexperienced hikers or ones who have been out of practice for awhile. Enjoyed the scenery very much.


4 months ago

Fun hike, especially for newer hikers or visiting friends.


5 months ago

Go early it can get really crowded.


5 months ago


6 months ago

Hiked Telegraph this morning with my daughter and it was great!


6 months ago

hiking

Got an early start in the am and the kids loved it. Will do again


7 months ago

hiking

Great trail if you're looking for a workout or a short vigorous hike. Some nice petroglyphs at the base of the mountain. Some nice views as you pass between the two ranges. Fun trail. Also, great parking lot at the trailhead.


8 months ago

hiking

Hiking with my dog on this trail was awesome! We all loved it!


9 months ago


9 months ago

birding

Telegraph Pass is a great hike for a quick jolt of energy, taking in some scenic desert views, and engaging with pleasant folks up and down the trail.


10 months ago


11 months ago

hiking

Nice trail from Tukee up the south side, and then links up to others at top that will eventually take you to 360 viewpoints. Direct north and south views are available, but little panoramic without venturing further.