Telegraph Pass Trail

MODERATE 131 reviews
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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.

2.3 miles 515 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.

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love this trail..especially the petroglyphs!

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Small but really interesting with constant change of terrain. Since it's too small for average hiker I would suggest adding Telegraph pass to it.

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21 days ago

This trail is a fun little trail. It starts off paved, then necessary dirt with rocks slowly ascending and then for the last 1/3 it's uphill and probably is recommended to not be wearing tennis shoes. It's not too technical but can be a great workout if you push yourself up. This is definitely a highly trafficked trail and I avoid on weekends since individuals don't know that uphill folks have the right of way. Combined with a headlamp this trail is quiet and peaceful at night and I do it regularly in pitch black to avoid the crowds. Enjoy.

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21 days ago

Fun trail that has some challenges for a beginner.

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28 days ago

wonderful trail. don't miss the petroglyphs on the right before you start climbing up. Great views from the pass, but even better views and less crowds on the two trails that branch off to Goat Hill or the summit. See short video of this trail at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtEY8Vc6LA0