Phoneline Trail

EASY 64 reviews
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Phoneline Trail is a 9.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tucson, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

9.8 miles 1893 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Enchanting views of the Sonoran Desert & an abundance of wildlife. First you should stop into the Sabino Canyon Visitors Center and wet your appetite for the Sonoran Desert on the multitde of displays and reference material. What follows is an easy yet visually stunning trek that will take you through all that our wonderful desert has to offer. From bobcats to deer and everything in between, your eyes and your camera are sure to get their moneys worth. The terrain is fairly flat, and most people do just fine in a pair of jogging shoes, it goes without saying to bring some water, and in the summer....bring twice as much. All ages appreciate this trail, and on the weekends you'll have plenty of company. A small fee is necessary to enter the park, but keep in mind, your pass is also valid at Mount Lemmon and Madera Canyon.

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

10 days ago

Hot day 90

12 days ago

Awesome! Quiet if you go early. March offers beautiful spring colors!

18 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

1 month ago

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1 month ago

Easy and safe and long enough to burn calories

backpacking
1 month ago

backpacking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Worth every step. Amazing views.
Loved the change in terrain as we gained elevation. Saguaro disappear as grasses appear. Snow capped peaks in the distance add dimensions to the stunning views. Narrow, rocky cliffs shadowed by the warming sun, give comfort to the intense heat. Creeks flooded by the snow run off, cool the weary soul.
Make sure you check with the rangers that the crossings are manageable. Depth and current may hamper your crossing.

trail running
1 month ago

very well maintained..

1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

One of my favorite trails to run, beautiful view

hiking
2 months ago

(Forgot to post my view for last week.)

The hike was peaceful and enjoyable; but it was a little challenging. Then again I did start a bit late. The view coming back in the canyon with the purple and orange-pink sky was my highlight. There is a fee to enter the trail but nothing worth and arm and a leg for, so you're good there.

It's a great location to see wildlife there and walking through the creeks and/or streams was fun. A positive experience for your own use or a family bond; for this particular trail be sure you bring your older kids with you. And if your not able to there are many other trails down there that are much more easier.

Hope to see you on the trails!!!

trail running
2 months ago

I'm rating this trail five stars because I'm using the Sabino Canyon Tram Road + the Phoneline Trail to create a loop in order to train for Toughest Mudder this year. It's got the perfect pitch and mix of asphalt and singletrack to practice trail running.

great trail!

2 months ago

Awesome!