Telegraph Pass Trail

MODERATE 177 reviews
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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.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
515 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

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.

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Short hike. Less than an hour round trip. It's a good, steady climb. Nice for a quick, but effective workout. Pretty views from the top, especially if you continue up to the hut found on Goat trail.

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Great short incline hike!

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Gets the heart pumping on the way up. Excellent, quick hike.

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Pretty short, but if you run it, it's a great workout! Gets very busy on the weekends!

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2 months ago

This is a nice hike for seeing petroglyphs. Less than a mile into the trail, at the base of the hills, there is a closed off area to the right of the trail with some nice petroglyphs. Then there is a moderately difficult upward hike to the road. I kept going to the left and climbed to a rock hut. My round trip was 3.2 miles and took me 49 minutes with hiking and jogging.

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