Telegraph Pass Trail

MODERATE 133 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.

5.3 miles
1404 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running



wild flowers

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.

1 day ago

Friday morning. Arrived at 8:30. More people coming down than going up at that time. This was my first time on the trail and my wife's second. Very steep toward the summit by the microwave towers. The views at the top were well worth the effort. We will definitely do this one again.

5 days ago

My first trail in my area! So excited to get out and about in Yuma. Definitely has some super steep trails. Learned to zig zag the trail or walk backwards to change up my muscles on the steepest part of the mountain climb. Thanks to the wonderful people on the trail. Especially for the encouragement! So appreciated

8 days ago

Good challenge for first timers! Decent altitude climb, particularly in later stages.

9 days ago

I thought the trail to the paved portion was easy but the paved part is steep enough to give you an aerobic workout. It was beautiful at the top!

10 days ago

At about 700 feet elevation there’s a widening of the road and at that point you can get on a single track trail that will take you to the top so you don’t have to walk on the road. You would take the road down after taking the single track up.

12 days ago

It has a great view of Yuma...easy trails to follow...hike traffic slim, i saw about 10 people along the trail on a Saturday afternoon...overall a fun time with friends, family or by yourself:)

29 days ago

In town for a week found trail 1st day here and have done it every day. Great views and folks along the way

1 month ago

Easy going and good views! Dusty for your feet.

1 month ago

Easy trail and one of my favorites. I prefer to take the trail near the border patrol stop northeast to the dubbed 2nd parking lot. Then, hit the goat trail heading through a wash and it eventually meets back up on the paved road just south of the easily sidestepped locked gate. Then, the fun begins. Go all the way to the last Comm station at the very end (don't stop at the curve where the logbook is.)

2 months ago

Fantastic trail. If you’re really up for an adventure, hike the small mountain right in front of you when you park - it has a cross on top. It doesn’t lead anywhere but it’s a tough steep climb, much harder than he normal trail. Once you make you’re way back down then go ahead and hike the 5 miles to towers. At first, it’s an easy hike but as soon as you reach the entrance (just go around the security gate), it’s a tough steep climb to the top. Great views from top! After both climbs on both mountains, I would say this climb is moderate-hard just due to the steepness of the trail and climb! Make sure to pack lots of water and snacks as it may take longer than you think. Enjoy!

2 months ago

Really fun hike. You can choose a few different paths that all lead to the road that goes up to the peak. Bring water as the incline can get your cardio going fast. Very fun hike if the weather isn't blazing hot. Temperatures will drop soon and should be an even better time. If you want to see some scorpions take a blacklight and do this hike at night. Really neat stuff!

2 months ago

That up though... great hike!

2 months ago

Love hiking telegraph... never gets old and the view is awesome! :)

mountain biking
3 months ago

A good portion on the way up is a hike a bike. alot of fun coming down.

3 months ago

It's a great local hike!

I love this hike, I do it as often as possible

Love this trail and people that use it.

6 months ago

So my best friend told me about this mountain trail and I went to Yuma from South Texas to do this trail for my birthday. It was a great experience. My husband hiked it like nothing. It was a bit tougher for me, but I managed to get to the top. This mountain top has a great view. Happy Birthday to me!!!!!

It's a good workout

9 months ago

Going to try to do this one every Sunday

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