Telegraph Pass Trail

MODERATE 377 reviews
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Telegraph Pass Trail is a 2.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
482 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

partially paved

views

wild flowers

Easily accessible, short, in-town hike. Popular for joggers and dog-walkers. Short enough to be great for kids, but still offers rewarding views of metro Phoenix. The first mile of this trail is a textured concrete surface for easy walking. The trail then splits off to continue on to Telegraph Pass, or on to The Desert Classic Trail. The remaining one mile of Telegraph Pass Trail ends at the Summit Road, and offers quick access to the National Trail and the Kiwanis Trail within the park upon reaching the roadway. The Desert Classic Trail continues on for about 9 miles through the foothills on the south side of South Mountain and terminates at the south ramada area in Pima Canyon. Some Hohokam petroglyphs can be seen along this trail.

12 hours ago

Love this trail!

hiking
18 hours ago

Nice upward jaunt, great restart to hiking this year!

hiking
11 days ago

Great hike for all. Slightly challenging towards the back end but the 360 degree views of the valley are worth every step.

hiking
25 days ago

Amazing Hike with beautiful views and a great incline workout....went beyond Trail to “The Rock Castle” Hiked with Girl Take a Hike this morning. Friend Patty needed assistance down Trail as ankle injury...MANY THANKS TO fellow hiker stranger KEVIN for assisting her down the trail back to safety.....KUDOS KEVIN.....Thank You! Porta Potty’s At parking lot!

hiking
25 days ago

As a beginner this trail was a challenge for me but doable! There are great views and room to rest on your way up. The elevation was a good challenge for me

1 month ago

Nice trail. Great for early mornings or evening hikes. Amazing 360 view of the valley.

hiking
2 months ago

I used to hike this regularly years ago when I lived in Ahwatukee. I love this trail because it offers cardio, lovely views, and is challenging enough to make you feel like you hiked, rather than took a walk. It's fairly populated but not so on major holidays (i.e. Christmas Eve, Easter morning, Thanksgiving morning, the morning of Dec 31, etc.) That's when I hiked it most, for the solitude and lack of distraction. This is an out and back trail with the last part up to Telegraph Pass having the steepest grade. I don't necessarily recommend this to tourists who don't have proper hiking or trail shoes, because there is a lot of loose dirt and stones/pebbles. But if you have the proper shoes and lots of water, the view from the top of Telegraph Pass is lovely.

hiking
4 months ago

I really enjoyed this quick hike, there were a lot of friendly people on the trail. Bring your kids, dogs, and parents they will all enjoy.

5 months ago

Did this one at night and it was beautiful. Don’t miss the hieroglyphics

6 months ago

Quick hike, great views. Good for family or alone. Not too difficult at all but not too easy either.

6 months ago

Nice walk to some great views of the areas to the north and south.

hiking
6 months ago

great hike! my 5 year old and I enjoyed it.

7 months ago

short nice hike heavily traffic good for beginers.

7 months ago

short very heavily traffic nice views of Phoenix. good for beginers

hiking
7 months ago

Best hike for kids

7 months ago

was a nice quick hike!

hiking
8 months ago

Nice short conditioning hike to Summit Road. Relatively flat and paved to Desert Classic Trail, then a moderate uphill with a great view (and petroglyphs!) to the saddle.

Good easy trail for animals and kids

hiking
8 months ago

Quick hike. Ok scenery.
Good hike to bring kids along with. Lots of people running up and down. Great work out.

9 months ago

Good aerobic hike. Fun to add on going on National Trail to the Stone House.

9 months ago

This was a nice hike. Not to hard and I think it is on the easier side of a moderate hike

9 months ago

Nice folks!

10 months ago

great moderate hike. Will challenge newbies, good maintenance hike for experienced hikers.

10 months ago

Great

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful view from the summit and moderate hike level I saw people from all ages kids to seniors hiking. I look forward to hike this trail again with my friends

10 months ago

great

hiking
11 months ago

Good moderate cardio workout. Bring enough water .Parking is not easy.

11 months ago

Good for a morning or late afternoon hike.

11 months ago

Good start of a trail, starts off smooth and works you into the incline.

hiking
11 months ago

Definitely a great time of year for this hike.

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