Telegraph Pass Trail

MODERATE 230 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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6 days ago

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

6 days ago

Good for a morning or late afternoon hike.

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8 days ago

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

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8 days ago

Definitely a great time of year for this hike.

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12 days ago

This is a well marked trail. I was definitely breathing heavy but have not been hiking in a year. Great views!

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13 days ago

It is 1.14 miles each direction from the parking lot to the bench at the top. Now, of course, you could continue on from there in really 3 different directions (National Trail both east and west or Kiwanis Trail. And then of course National Trail splits into other trails too) But if you are sticking strictly to Telegraph Trail, it’s paved like a sidewalk for probably .4 miles, then turns to dirt and shortly after that starts ascending. Pretty easy trail though, and short, obviously, if you are just going to the bench on top and then turning around.

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26 days ago

For the area, this was a decent hike. Cool Indian structure, very rocky trail, and petroglyphs.

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