Phoneline Trail

EASY 85 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.

DISTANCE
9.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1893 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

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
7 hours ago

Absolutely phenomenal Trail! Easy to navigate and traverse. It puts you on the edge of many parts so watch the young ones! Very long trail so start before the sun gets rolling! Stunning views along the rock faces and so VERY worth the trip. Did it in four hours flat and thats with stopping for several breaks and photographing. Can’t recommend this trail enough!!

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1 month ago

I loved it, I love the scenery, I love to getting up out of town for awhile. Not very crowded at all, went about nine and a half miles from me my mom and my daughter I would consider this more of an easy trail my mom said it's most definitely more of a moderate type trail with lots of rocks and other small obstacles,bring plenty of water and
enjoy the views.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail is definitely not easy,, moderate would be more like it.. fun trail with amazing views,, took phoneline to sabino canyon trail.. I don't know why the post says I did 12.5 miles but my final reading was 13.3 miles!! Hmmmm!!

hiking
1 month ago

I'd say this is an Easy+ or possibly Moderate rather than just Easy. There are some rocky stretches that were fun. If you go early enough you can hike in the shade for a good portion of the trail. 11 miles roundtrip felt great!

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2 months ago

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5 months ago

Fantastic views and relatively easy hike. We hiked Phoneline trail in then walked the road out. Just make sure you have enough water and protection from the sun.

5 months ago

Great views which change every twenty feet.

hiking
5 months ago

Very nice trek in Sabino Canyon. Most of the trail is in the shade so not bad in late spring and summer.

hiking
6 months ago

Great views

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6 months ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

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

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6 months ago

6 months ago