Cholla Loop

MODERATE 89 reviews

Cholla Loop is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Parkview Estates, Arizona that offers scenic views 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.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
561 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

Please pick up after your pets. For more information please visit: https://www.glendaleaz.com/parksandrecreation/thunderbirdpark.cfm

hiking
18 days ago

Moderate rating is accurate. I would suggest hiking the loop clockwise. This will provide a more gradual incline to the summit. Descending is with less small rocks and scree.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail offers moderate elevation gain and no shade, but offers great views of the basin. In summer months hit the trail early. Trail is rocky in places.

hiking
2 months ago

nice hike

2 months ago

Good cardio work out. This was the first time for me on this hike. I will do it again.

hiking
3 months ago

Very rocky but excellent views.

hiking
3 months ago

Fun hike, a bit rocky :)

4 months ago

Very good hike.

4 months ago

love you Trail walk it with my dog once a week

hiking
4 months ago

I enjoyed this hike. I wouldn’t call it moderate in difficulty except for the rocky nature of the hike. I’d go again if I lived closer but it wasn’t a hike that I’d travel from the east valley to do again.

hiking
5 months ago

We like to hike this trail during the week before 3:00...weekends can get crowded, especially parking.
Today when we hiked this trail, we only had to pick up 2 plastic bottles, so pretty clean considering there shouldn't be any littering.
Great trail for a good workout...easy/moderate- a little over 3.5 miles... watch your footing- loose rock... Happy Hiking!

hiking
5 months ago

OK trail with some elevation, but not enough to get a serious cardio workout. Lots of loose rubble which makes for slippery footing at times. I like to hike this loop, then walk across the picnic area and hike the Sunrise, Coachwhip, Ridgeline Trail. Restrooms and water on site.

hiking
5 months ago

Great workout with some elevation. Love the flag at the summit. A lot of loose rock with was a bit challenging but nice trail. Will definitely do again.

6 months ago

Great easy workout with great view

hiking
6 months ago

great afternoon walk.
LOVE the flag at the summit.
Great to sit under the flag and enjoy a bottle of water.
It's classified as moderate to difficult
don't think I'd go that far.
I personally would say easy to low moderate.
There are loose rocks so wear sturdy shoes.

hiking
6 months ago

good length for a good workout. elevation increase was also good for exercise.

6 months ago

Very leisurely trail, not necessarily moderate difficulty.

hiking
6 months ago

I would rate this one more on the difficult side than moderate. PICK UP AFTER YOUR DOGS PEOPLE and don't leave the little blue baggies on the trail!

hiking
7 months ago

Nice hike, easier side of moderate with some elevation. Distance that can be extended onto other trails easily. Area and park in general are nice with a decent amount of parking options at no fee. Overall rocky trail. Not the slippery small ones, but the ones that are just big enough to be able to turn an ankle and make your feet hurt a little. Worth noting, but nothing that should deter you. Wear comfortable shoes. Took dogs and they did well, no cholla issues. I always get a bit nervous about their pads putting them on that rocky of trail but we went slow and steady and they did fine.

8 months ago

Great trail for a quick hike with beautiful views

9 months ago

Moderate to moderate difficult. Amazing views. Bring plenty of water.

hiking
Friday, August 11, 2017

Great beginning trail for getting back into it.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Good distance, good trail to get the heart rate up. Loose rock, so watch your footing. As always, take plenty of water. About 4.3 miles. Some stairs.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Fun to go if you have your kids or pets. Extremely easy and not challenging, but that works sometimes!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Fun trail. Isn't too busy early in the AM on the weekends.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Nice trail, watch your ankles. A lot of loose rocks. This is perfect for all skill levels. You can run it, take a pack or just for a nice walk. Right now in March it's green with blooming flowers and great views. A little busy with the great weather till it gets hotter then hardly anyone on the trail.

hiking
Monday, January 02, 2017

i enjoy the h3 trail nice view but two crowed

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