Phoneline Trail

EASY 70 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
4 days ago

Great views

hiking
9 days ago

Great views. A lot of sun exposure so be prepared, better to go early morning.

hiking
15 days ago

I love this trail, even though the first time I did it, I fell down and went splash.

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1 month ago

Hot day 90

1 month ago

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

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2 months ago

Easy and safe and long enough to burn calories

backpacking
2 months ago

backpacking
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hiking
2 months 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
2 months ago

very well maintained..