Cholla Trail

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Cholla Trail is a 2.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, nature trips, and birding and is best used from September until May.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1253 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no dogs

Trailhead is on Cholla Lane. Parking available on Invergordon Street.

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

Very enjoyable. Parking is on the road a third or so mile from the trailhead, and can be a huge problem parking farther down the road. Lots of traffic. First half stone steps with occasionally questionable footing, then after flat trails it becomes much more vertical and requiring use of hands to climb. Very enjoyable and challenging in that sense, but some people may not be looking for that. Bees/some sort of flies at the top that swarmed and were annoying. Overall good combination of challenging hiking with great views.

hiking
3 days ago

No restroom or water at trail head

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

Go early!!! we went at 630a and there was already moderate traffic. Definitely a challenging hike but you will see beautiful views of Phoenix. make sure you wear the appropriate shoes and coming down could seem worse then going up. Be careful and stop for water breaks.

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17 days ago

Amazing - at this time of year we started at 7am and I am so glad it was not later . Worth the climbs ))

17 days ago

Bring lots and lots of water; amazing views. Lots of scrambling!

hiking
24 days ago

24 days ago

Very challenging both mentally and physically. I wish we had started our hike earlier because it got very hot, very quickly. Bring lots of water!! Beautiful views of Phoenix

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1 month ago

Amazing hike with views of Phoenix area!

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1 month ago