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a lot of switch backs but it's worth it

Have done this several times and enjoy the hike to the antenna farm and then the backside down. This particular hike is part of the Phoenix Summit Challenge. I did this on 9/17/16 with a couple of friend.

Love this mountain. So convenient to get a run in before or after work. Great set of trails depending on how long you want to go too.

4 days ago

My wife and I are very new to hiking, as in our first ever hike was Piestewa Peak the day before. We found Cholla to be fairly straightforward and simple up to the saddle which I believe was post 25. From there to the summit was quite challenging for us, as it involved mostly scrambling, but it was well worth the views and sense of accomplishment at the summit. The trail was pretty well marked until the scrambling portion where we found ourselves hunting for the best path and asking others which direction to head. That may have been more our inexperience than anything else though.

I love this trail


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5 days ago

Super popular, expect a lot of people. Trail is easy to follow and the buttes are cool to check out and explore. Good view of Phoenix and the back of Tempe. Fun for the doggies too.

6 days ago

It is a nice trail with good views in all directions. the trail is well marked... follow the blue dots. the trail can be divided into 2 logical parts. marker 1-25 is an easy hike. marker 25-36 is half hiking and half scrambling. we went in a cloudy day. needed more water. it is called camelback for a reason... wear one. you'll need your hands for the scrambling part. my friend fell on the ledges. stay off the gravel.

Best hike I've been on! I loved the challenge. Brings lots of water. The view at the summit was definitely worth it!

Really enjoyed this trail, it was my wife and I's introduction into hiking and the Phoenix area. Making it to the top is not impossible but is definitely an accomplishment.

Probably beautiful during wildflower season. Was hot n dry the day I went but cool canyon valleys and amazing caterpillars everywhere!

Gross. Too many tourists and rude trail runners. Too crowded. Least fave hike in Phx area

I love this trail if not for the great rock scrambling I do.

I much preferred the less crowded lesser trafficked trails surrounding. Saw a mama coyote protecting her den.