Telegraph Pass Trail

MODERATE 270 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
482 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.

hiking
3 hours ago

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

3 days ago

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

27 days ago

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

1 month ago

Nice folks!

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

Great

hiking
1 month 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

1 month ago

great

hiking
2 months ago

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

2 months ago

Good for a morning or late afternoon hike.

2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

Definitely a great time of year for this hike.

2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months 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.

hiking
2 months ago

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

3 months ago

Nice trail. If you want to do a longer one, you can merge on 2-3 other trails once you have reached Summit road.

hiking
3 months ago

Definitely solid quick hike and I used it a lot to get into hiking shape by making this hike a few times in couple weeks. Helped me break into hiking mode, get my heart rate up and get me into doing harder hikes. Nothing to brag about, hike starts close to houses and so not too pretty but the view on top is definitely worth it. Pretty busy trail at all times in the year even through summer months.

3 months ago

3 months ago

moderate 35 minute trail if your fast paced. Love this hike trail!!

hiking
5 months ago

Nice evening sunset hike. Keep going up to the old CC building at the top.

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