Telegraph Pass Trail And Kiwanis Trail

#4 of 24 trails in South Mountain Park
Telegraph Pass Trail And Kiwanis Trail is a 2.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Phoenix, AZ 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.

2.3 miles 482 feet Out & Back
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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. 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.

Sasha Marie
1 day ago

18 Completed0 Reviews

Karla Clark
11 days ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Reletively short trail but some areas provided a bit of a challenge due to the incline. Trail is walkable buy inexperienced hikers or ones who have been out of practice for awhile. Enjoyed the scenery very much.

Jim Mcadams
26 days ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Fun hike, especially for newer hikers or visiting friends.

Denise Allen
1 month ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Go early it can get really crowded.

Melanie Watrol
1 month ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Janice Lucas
1 month ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Hiked Telegraph this morning with my daughter and it was great!

Christina Dority
2 months ago

3 Completed0 Reviews

Got an early start in the am and the kids loved it. Will do again

Philip Ruetz
3 months ago

12 Completed12 Reviews

Great trail if you're looking for a workout or a short vigorous hike. Some nice petroglyphs at the base of the mountain. Some nice views as you pass between the two ranges. Fun trail. Also, great parking lot at the trailhead.

Kim Swift
4 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Hiking with my dog on this trail was awesome! We all loved it!

Felicity Macdonald
5 months ago

38 Completed31 Reviews

zach charnofsky
5 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Telegraph Pass is a great hike for a quick jolt of energy, taking in some scenic desert views, and engaging with pleasant folks up and down the trail.

Shane Montgomery
6 months ago

33 Completed2 Reviews

Aaron Frank
7 months ago

3 Completed3 Reviews

Nice trail from Tukee up the south side, and then links up to others at top that will eventually take you to 360 viewpoints. Direct north and south views are available, but little panoramic without venturing further.

Michelle Keddell
7 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Brian Parkinson
10 months ago

17 Completed14 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
10 months ago

5 Completed2 Reviews

Teri Ann Little
10 months ago

6 Completed7 Reviews

Lindsay Adelmeyer
11 months ago

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
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

4 Completed6 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