Telegraph Pass Trail And Kiwanis Trail

#4 of 23 trails in South Mountain Park
Telegraph Pass Trail And Kiwanis Trail is a 2.3 mile out and back trail located near Phoenix, AZ that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running 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
dogs on leash kid friendly hiking trail running views
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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.

Philip Ruetz

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

1 Completed1 Reviews

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

Felicity Macdonald

30 Completed31 Reviews

zach charnofsky

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

33 Completed2 Reviews

Aaron Frank

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

1 Completed1 Reviews

Brian Parkinson

16 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

5 Completed2 Reviews

Teri Ann Little

6 Completed7 Reviews