Telegraph Pass Trail

MODERATE 234 reviews

Telegraph Pass Trail is a 5.3 mile heavily 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

no shade

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.

hiking
no shade
rocky
2 months ago

Get there early before the heat. Plenty of parking. The first part is rocky and you can take 2 trails then the rest is paved. It’s an incline alright! Coming down could be hard on your knees. Going diagonal from one side of the trail to the other may help with coming down. Great views at the top. Very peaceful and a slight breeze.

hiking
no shade
3 months ago

Steep hike to the top. There is a gate that says no trespassing but it is always closed, just go around it. Nice hike

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful day to go hiking!

I'm not entirely sure I would up on the right trail, but it was still beautiful!

hiking
no shade
rocky
4 months ago

A steep desert hike with a paved trail part way up. Very popular with locals. No shade, and very steep in some areas. There are a couple variations to the trail - usually marked with cairns and paint, and easily visible. The trail itself is rough until you reach the concrete access road going up to the towers on top of the mountain. We turned back a little early to avoid hiking in the dark. There is practically no twilight this far South. Good hike overall!

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful! Steep paved path.

hiking
4 months ago

Hiked this early on a Sunday, just after sunrise when the cool morning air was refreshing. I was aghast to see the large parking area already crowded! Most people were coming down as I was going up with my dog Zeke. The first 1.4 miles is easy, along a canyon trail that then merges with the paved maintenance road to the top. Once you hit the gate, though, it gets steep and remains steep all the way! Shade quickly disappears once the sun is high enough, so it's important to start early. Most people make it to the first radio tower, drink water, enjoy the view (there's a bench with a pretty view of I-8 as it meanders through the pass). If you want to hike to the highest radio tower, it's another .4 miles o/w. Few people go that far, but you do get views in all directions. There are two porta-pots by the gate. This is a very popular trail. Even saw two Marines in full battle rattle powerwalking up this road. Huah!

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

March 29, 2018-Hiked with Armani while on an overnight visit, 2 and 1/2 hours door to door.

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike to see the 360 view of Yuma area. 30 mph winds...hang on to your hat...

hiking
5 months ago

Awesome experience once you reach the top, what a view! Once a year must!

5 months ago

If you hike the goat trail not the paved road to the top and back it's a ☆☆☆☆. the paved road to the top is boring. and yes it is steep, but easy.

hiking
5 months ago

I love this hike! It’s steep and makes me burn lol. It’s well traveled, which I like. It’s just so perfectly close to town, yet you feel super far away. And the views are amazing, I’m going to try to get up there for a sunrise and sunset soon!

hiking
5 months ago

This one is crazy steep. Late February was perfect with mild temperatures and wildflowers. Lots of friendly people on the trail but not too crowded.

hiking
5 months ago

I have hiked this trail for years. The steep climb is difficult if you are not prepared. If you have bad knees this probably isn’t for you. Good cardio training.

hiking
5 months ago

This was a very fun hike from the parking area to the paved way starting at the base of the mountain. It was a lot steeper than I expected. If you stick with it and grind it out, you will be rewarded with excellent viewpoints. I deviated parts of the trail in order to geocache. All in all a good hike.

hiking
6 months ago

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hiking
6 months 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!

6 months ago

I luved this trail. Beautiful scenery and foliage.

hiking
6 months 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

6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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.

7 months ago

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

trail running
7 months 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.

7 months ago

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

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