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A short, moderate trail to Telegraph Pass and the National Trail.


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

1.9

KM

Point to Point

1,980' 603 m

High

1,474' 449 m

Low

510' 155 m

Up

9' 3 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

45%

Max Grade (24°)

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Family Friendly Kids will enjoy the view from the trail's high point.

Description

Whether used as a segment of a longer hike or by itself, the Telegraph Pass Trail always provides visitors with a pleasant experience and scenic views.

Starting at the Desert Foothills Trailhead, the trail follows a wide, paved path through typical Sonoran Desert flora and fauna before reaching a junction with the Desert Classic Trail. From the junction, the trail heads left, climbing progressively steeper grades on a mostly smooth, albeit occasionally cobbled tread. Finally, the trail ends into the Telegraph Pass Trailhead at a junction with the National Trail.

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Trail Rankings

#299

in Arizona

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About 2/3 way through the hike, at about 1/4 the elevation. Trail goes from gully w/small rocks (here) to a little steeper with larger rocks, pretty quick.  The modestly steeper section is only about 400m of hike.
Feb 9, 2019 near Laveen, AZ
South end of the trail. Arizona evenings can't be beat. Don't let the paved trail fool you - 10-20% grades...coming within a half mile.
Feb 9, 2019 near Laveen, AZ
A view from the top. Intersection with the National and Kiwanis trail - and Summit Rd.  A nice bench and some smooth boulders to take a rest.
Feb 9, 2019 near Laveen, AZ

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