Telegraph Pass Trail

MODERATE 205 reviews

Telegraph Pass Trail is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Yuma, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from October until March. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,404 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

partially paved

views

wild flowers

rocky

Trail to base of mountain. Path up the mountain is paved. Trail to mountain moderate, paved path up the mountain is difficult. Excellent view of Yuma and Welton from the top.

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hiking
3 days ago

Loved the trail .. even with my bad hip and knee. Took it easy at my own pace. Found our way to the Telegraph portion of the hill. I waited at the bottom while my husband hiked to the top. He found it quite challenging due to the steep climb. Great way to spend a few hours. Very scenic and lots of other friendly hikers to greet on the way. Especially appreciated the portapotties positioned on the way. Thankyou for that convienience!

3 days ago

I luved this trail. Beautiful scenery and foliage.

hiking
6 days ago

This must be the most popular trail near Yuma judging on how busy this trail was on a Saturday in February. I found the trail not particularly scenic until the top looking back out over the valley. But the top is marred by multiple cell towers with a warning sign cautioning that that radio emissions on the area have been deemed to exceed safety levels for humans. The climb is a steep little sucker.

very tough steep climb but beautiful view

14 days ago

This trail looks like a great deal of fun. After about 3 miles there was a closed gate. Telegram trail path had a "NO TRESPASSING" sign. I did not go any further. I love hiking but will not break the law. I would enjoy hiking in the area if someone could explain why a closed gate at 12 noon.

hiking
20 days ago

Amazing trail can’t wait to do it again. Not for the faint of heart the incline is one of the steepest I’ve ever done. But it was so amazing once you got to the top.

hiking
22 days ago

Enjoyable and interesting trail to get to the steep roughly paved incline and windy switchbacks to the top. It’s challenging going up and coming down. Feels good to accomplish and great views.

hiking
23 days ago

Beautiful hike if your looking for something close to Yuma. The last half is quite steep and gets your heart pumping in no time. With all the rain this year the flowers and shrubs are quite pretty.

1 month ago

Great trail for trail running and cardio. Beautiful view at the top. Love coming for the sunrise.

trail running
1 month ago

Here for the week and this trail is exactly what I needed, coming from flat eastern NC. The foot trail is windy and goes up and down, and is a small adventure in it of itself. However, taking the paved road up to the radio towers and the “goat trail” down was awesome.

1 month ago

Spend a few months each winter here. Do trail everyday ! It’s great exercise and challenge! View is awesome !

hiking
2 months ago

This was a fun hike. It is a steep trail in places but the view is worth the hike.

hiking
2 months ago

First time visiting, nice trail. Lots of scenery as you ascend. Beautiful view at the top and well worth the climb. However, would prefer if they had markers or signs to access the base of the mountain.

hiking
2 months ago

I hiked this about 8-10 times when my husband and I were stationed in Yuma. The view at the top is amazing, but if you are out of shape it will take you awhile to go all the way up once you get to the base of it. Still, it is challenging (which is great), and very rewarding to get to the top. Peaceful and a great way to spend an afternoon. Bring lots of water if hot outside.

hiking
3 months ago

I’ve done this hike several times and plan to do it on the regular during my winter return. The gravel/rock path to the base of the pass can be tricky in that about 10 min in you need to take a left off the trail up a rock side when it seems like going straight is the answer. Going straight gets you no where. Approx 20 min to Pass base and where the elevation gain truly gets started. Pace yourself. View from the top is lovely. Have done both sunrise and sunset hikes that were beautiful!

4 months ago

Fun trail, very rocky! Wear good shoes. The path up the mountain is more of a steep climb and a little strenuous but exciting! It was a good workout.

4 months ago

Trail is very beautiful hike, rather easy until you get to paved part at the end!!! It’s very steep and hard climbing

5 months ago

Did it twice and it was a gut Check ( challenge) but everyone was very friendly & encouraging along the journey.

5 months ago

I’ve done this trail quite a few times since moving here. I’m looking forward to the 1st annual duathlon there in November. 5 mile bike then 5 mile mountain run

6 months ago

Great trail, quite a challenge one you pass the hat and hit the paved trail up. Take your time.

6 months ago

Beautiful view! Love the challenge of this hike.

hiking
8 months ago

Helluva walk! Be sure to sign the trail log & follow the instructions from the Phantom Hiker!
Bring a bag and help pick up some of the trash on your way down - please and thank you!

hiking
9 months ago

I did an early morning hike and was rewarded with a great sunrise at the top, as for the rating, this should be rated a hard hike once you pass the gate at the bottom of the hill, it is quite steep and long.

10 months ago

Good hike in cool weather. Starts out easy and gets hard once you reach the paved road going up the mountain. The view is worth it.

10 months ago

Totally worth the sore legs if you make it to the very top!

11 months ago

this trail is a nice hike in the beginning with beautiful scenary. once you hit the pavement road it gets really steep and tough

11 months ago

This is a fairly difficult trail with rocks and hills. I didn’t make it to the top-legs were trembly after climbing rocks. Will plan better next try.

hiking
11 months ago

Decent hike for Yuma

11 months ago

Who rated this trail as MODERATE? I’m a a regular hiker who likes climbing and I found this hill challenging. And I also find myself being called back....

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