Telegraph Pass Trail is a 2.3 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.
dogs on leash
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.
Good description of hike. Starts out in a neighborhood. The initial pavement is interesting since bumps in it simulate dirt path. Then a rocky path. Watch out for a few crazy mountain bikers on narrow parts of path. Be sure to take water, it gets steep. The view is nice. We saw some pretty flowers and saguaro.
Great trail to hit in the early morning when no one is there! I took my dog at 6:30 on a Saturday morning before it got too hot. He loved the trail since it was a bit more challenging and it was a great workout for the both of us!
Great hike with a beautiful view - heavy weekend traffic after 8am
Great hike with a rewarding view
Petroglyphs were amazing to see, trail get more fun and challenging so that's nice, pretty busy so definitely not a peaceful hike, worth visiting at least once
Love this trail! I do it almost daily and somehow never get sick of it!
Great, moderately difficult hike. Though you hike up to the road, a quick left or right and you're right back on a trail.