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

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Having done both trails, Echo Canyon and Cholla Trail, I do think Cholla is a tad easier and more of a gradual climb than the other side. Still difficult. My advice is get there early. When we were done at 7:30am, trail and parking was packed. It was a good 3/10 of a mile from where we parked go trailhead.

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20 days ago

Not an experienced hiker, but I made to the top. It is no joke though...a lot of climbing when you get closer to the top. The fun part is coming back down...not. The view is worth the pain though. If you haven't gone..go right now. Bring a lot of water and make sure you wear shoes that will support the rock climbing part. My fiend had to be picked up by the helicopter this morning...she sprained her ankle coming back down. Not recommended for kids and no dogs allowed. Parking is hard to find if you come later in the morning.

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