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.

9 days ago

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12 days ago

Amazing hike with views of Phoenix area!

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13 days ago

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20 days ago

No parking ?

hiking
20 days ago

Wouldn't call it a difficult hike, if you hike on regular basis. You will get a good view of Phoenix for sure.

24 days ago

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30 days ago

1 month ago

Easier than Echo Canyon in my opinion but still quite the hike!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

A bit easier than Echo Canyon trail, but the final part of this trail is still a doozy! I hate climbing down steep things so I did some sliding on my butt on the big rocks. Views are great! Parking along the street can be competitive, so sometimes you'll have to walk around half a mile or more just to get to the trail head. Almost a complete 180 from the hiking terrain of Echo Canyon. This is a much smoother trail with a lot less rock climbing and stepping over boulders. Good trail!

1 month ago

1 month ago

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome trail, a lot of uphill scrambling/climbing, and a ton of Chuckwallas lurking around.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome trail, great view, and we saw 11 chuckwallas which was an added bonus!