Telegraph Pass Trail - Hike near Phoenix, Arizona
~Telegraph Pass Entrance, Phoenix, AZ 85042, USA,Phoenix,Arizona
33.31764011, -112.06660095
9.0 miles S of Phoenix, Arizona
Address: ~Telegraph Pass Entrance, Phoenix, AZ 85042, USA
GPS: 33°19'3.5"N 112°3'59.8"W
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State: Arizona
Trail Length: 2.30 miles
Trail Type: Out & Back
Hike Difficulty: Intermediate
Elevation Gain: 482 feet

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Telegraph Pass Trail is a 2.3 mile beginner friendly, out-and-back trail in South Mountain Park in Phoenix.

The first third or so of Telegraph Trail is paved, making it wheelchair accessible. The paved section ends around the area of some petroglyphs marked with an interpretive sign off to the right. The trail veers left at this point, and becomes unpaved, but still clearly marked. The hike is a steady climb, but nothing too bad, however there is little shade, so be sure to pace yourself and bring plenty of water. The trail ends at mile 1.15, where you can turn back and return to the trailhead, or you have the option to continue onto National Trail.

Along the trail you can see saguaros which are the most notable desert vegetation, views of the metropolitan Phoenix area, and the rest of South Mountain Park. 

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  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
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Directions

From Phoenix, Arizona

  1. Head west on W Washington St toward 1st Ave (315 ft)
  2. Turn left onto S 1st Ave (0.6 mi)
  3. S 1st Ave turns slightly right and becomes S Central Ave (0.8 mi)
  4. Turn left onto W Maricopa Fwy (0.5 mi)
  5. Take the ramp on the left onto I-17 S/US-60 E (1.9 mi)
  6. Merge onto I-10 E/US-60 E (4.8 mi)
  7. Keep left at the fork to stay on I-10 E (4.8 mi)
  8. Take exit 159 for Ray Road (0.5 mi)
  9. Turn right onto E Ray Rd (3.6 mi)
  10. Turn right onto E Chandler Blvd (1.7 mi)
  11. Turn right onto S Desert Foothills Pkwy (1.3 mi)
  12. Turn right (89 ft)
  13. Turn left (276 ft)
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