Telegraph Pass Trail And Kiwanis Trail

#4 of 23 trails in South Mountain Park

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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.

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Brian Parkinson (301)

11 Completed11 Reviews

I arrived at 6:45 am and found the parking lot at the trailhead almost full. I passed multiple people on both my way up and down. This can be a crowded trail. The trail starts paved but then turns to sand and rock. It gets a little steep and rocky at parts, and can get technical for trail runners. At the top you can jump on the national trail and follow that for as long as you like (which I recommend since it is significantly less crowded and more runner friendly). Overall, it's a good trail but gets crowded

Jerry Slusar (291)

5 Completed2 Reviews

teri little (215)

5 Completed6 Reviews

Lindsay Adelmeyer (38)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great, easy hike in the city. Easy up and down. 30 minutes up and 25 down, at a slow pace. Great views of downtown Phoenix on one side and the Foothills on the other.

Daisy Warner (162)

6 Completed3 Reviews

I don't mind people too much - stopping to allow passage gives me a break ;)
But, Kiwanis is beautiful - I love the vegetation and looking through the washes for small desert creatures. We started at Kiwanis. I could tell going down Telegraph that coming back up was going to be a bit of a work out. It's worth a repeat. Just watch out for bees. Took me 2 hours 12 minutes, but I'm a bit of a slow poke.

Keara Fly (102)

2 Completed2 Reviews

It had really great views and WASNT super hard but TOTALLLY gave the cool thrill factor and the pictures can't depict it but there were some really truly beautiful views on this trail

Martha Carter (346)

4 Completed3 Reviews

First time hiking this trail today. It was fairly crowded with lots of little kids. The trail is rocky and strep and points. My Fitbit tells me I climbed 35 floors, so if is a good workout. To much for me. I only went up about 2/3 of the way. I'm a beginner. :) The desert classic trail breaks off from this trail for a flat walk.

Not sure I will try again. A bit crowded for my taste.


Zachariah Hartgrove (224)

19 Completed7 Reviews

Chose to do this hike on a Sunday around noon, wasn't a bad day weather wise, hiked up telegraph pass trail to the top and decided to take the National trail east, round trip in hiking was 10 miles, Telegraph canyon was kinda busy, but once on top you saw very few other hikers, canyon is a bit of a climb with lots of stairs built in but does have great view of the south valley,

David Baratta (60)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Zitlaly Cristerna (56)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Started at 8:30 and it was already hot. Very easy trail. Light steps. Not a great view. Good for jogging.

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