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Corona de Loma Trail is a 6.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and bird watching and is best used from September until June. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 6.2 mi Elevation gain 1,289 ft Route type Out & Back
Dog friendly Hiking Bird watching Running Views Wild flowers Wildlife Rocky
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Note: Park on Warpaint Road.

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chris smelser
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Alicia Fields
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Chris Huch
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Hiking

We started out on Warpaint before 6 this morning. We went up and over to Buena Vista on Corona de Loma. It’s a great trail. Beautiful views as the sun rose, 1000+ feet of elevation gain, and a brief walk through a wash area reminiscent of Hidden Valley. At Buena Vista, we continued on National to Midlife Crisis trail. Had a few scrambling moments (always fun) as we made our way toward our dropped vehicle on 40th St. Not sure the name of the trail we came down off of Scott’s Ridge, but it has become a favorite as we have seen javelina and roadrunners out and about while hiking it the past month or so. Our hike covered 7 1/2 miles. What a great morning!

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Michael Woomer
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HikingNo shade

Nice way to get up into the higher central part of the park or as an out and back climb. The first 1.5 miles is flat to gradual incline. Next mile is a switchback climb with good footing. Today I decided to descend to the Buena Vista Trailhead parking lot and then go east on the National Trail. After a visit to Hidden Valley I reversed course, going west on National back to the Buena Vista parking lot where I jumped on the Corona De Loma again back down about 3 miles to the start. The park has many marked and improvised trails so it’s easy to miss a turn and take a less direct route so it’s good to look over the route you want ahead and pause to check where you are at branches. And get an early start (5am-6:30am) both for heat and for parking. You park on a neighborhood street that fills up fast on weekend mornings.

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Holly Amend
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Running

The climbing was great, and up in the mountains was really nice. It was the usual busy and dull on desert classic.

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Kelsey Bredeson
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HikingNo shade

Great trail! There were a few forks on the trail but the app helped guide the right direction. There is no shade or large trees so wear sunscreen and be sun-smart.

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Blake Brumley
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HikingNo shadeRocky

Nice little moderate trail on South Mountain. About a mile long lead up to the climb which makes for a good warm-up. Not the best views of the city, but can see the South side of the valley pretty nicely from the top. Very rocky in some parts, and popular with bikers so be sure to keep your head in a swivel!

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Aerial Pratt
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HikingNo shade

This trail was a nice hike, not too hard not too easy. The first 1.5 miles in a nice walk and warm up. The incline is just enough to get a good workout. When you think you’re at the turnaround point, you’re probably not. The trail will take you back down and then up again to an outlook area with a bench. Not the best view from south mountain but still pretty nice. Little foot and bike traffic. I hiked in the evening starting at 4pm and it took me about 2.5 hours but I jogged small bits of it.

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Becky F.
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Backpacking

This trails has a little of everything, flats, climbs, sand, rugged rock. absolutely beautiful. If you want a taste of Pheniox's terrain, then this trail is a must!

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Melinda Trammell
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Andres Vehr
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melanie thornton
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if you are looking for a workout, this is the trail for you. About a 1 mile easy lead in, then up you go. Amazing views, and you really earn them! Fun down hill scramble to round it out.

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melanie thornton
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Josh Stout
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Tim Lacey
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One of the more real hikes for the park as the elevation change is more vertical. Try starting at Telegraph Pass trailhead and taking a right at the top onto the National trail. This will take you to the Corona trailhead. Take this down the the Desert Classic which will take you back to Telegraph Pass. You need about 3 1/2 hours but the diversity in the ecosystems and awesome views are excellent.

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Don Van Patten
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Hiking

I would consider this to be a moderate hike and not a hard one. The first mile or so is fairly flat and then you start a reasonable ascent. The footing, in general, is good and the trail is well marked with the exception of one or two locations. The best part of the hike was listening to the coyotes howl up in the wash prior to the final incline.

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Jamie Patasin
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Hiking

I wouldn’t consider this trail to be difficult, but more moderate. The first mile is completely flat which is good if you’d like to get a trail run in the beginning and the end.

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Becky Algrim Anderson
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Hiking

I enjoyed this trail! I went on a Wednesday, mid-morning in November and pretty much had the trail to myself. I caught a different trail at the top to take back down. Great workout!

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Jennifer Postelnik
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Agree with Brad, however as we are from Canada, walking this terrain is more of a treat for us. It was still hot, even in November, and I got a bit of a burn THROUGH MY CLOTHES! Who knew I had to put sunblock underneath??!! Was a fun workout.

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Kathi Greer
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Hiking

Alltrails calls this trail a loop. It is not. However, we chose to go by someone else’s recording history and follow their path. The trail was nice. Very rocky going down. We took our sweet time and stopped here and there so it took us longer than it might someone else. Be sure to get on trail early as it does get warm this time of year.

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Caycee White
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Hiking

Nice hike, steady incline at the beginning. Goes through a wash featuring some cool rocks. A bit windy at the top and gets cooler towards sunset. Bring a light jacket/flannel for the top. Has great city views of Phx and Ahwatukee. A couple of saguaro are still in bloom as of 5/26.

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Amy Hutson
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Hiking

The 1.5miles are pretty flat and filled with mountain bikers. When you start on the Corona Trail it does have a nice steady incline and beautiful views in all directions. overall a good workout, but your kinda dodging bikers in the beginning and end.

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Brad Urbanek
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If not for having to cross Desert Classic and dodge mountain bikes this would be higher. Once you get to the actual Corona De Loma trail head, the climb is a great workout. Nice and peaceful at the top.

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Linda Jean Fenner
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Started out slow but ended up being a Great incline workout...had to back track a few times, so use the AllTrails GPS. Nice trails, rocky here and there....Lots of coyotes, birds chirping, flowers blooming! Park on street, no fees, no washrooms. Good Times 2-15-19

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excellent climb

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Melissa D
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Good trail! Not far and it was a good workout. We saw a few coyote too.

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Anne Sullivan
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I haven’t hiked this yet but have a question. Is this really a loop?? When I look at map it looks like an out and back.

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Fun discovery this morning!

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