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Cholla Loop is one of the three major trails at the Thunderbird Conservation Park.


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Map Key

2.8

Miles

4.6

KM

Point to Point

1,802' 549 m

High

1,375' 419 m

Low

497' 152 m

Up

475' 145 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

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Family Friendly This trail is surrounded by neighborhoods and is easy to get to. You'll find many other families on the trail.

Description

The first half of the trail has a very steady climb that will take you around the mountain. Around the halfway point there is a steeper incline that is the most difficult part of the trail. It will take you most of the way up from where the trail plateaus. There are two more small inclines before the final climb up to the peak. From the peak there is a nice view to the south where you can see all the way to Westgate and Downtown Phoenix.

Flora & Fauna

There are coyotes in the neighborhood, so on a rare occasion you might run into one on the trail. Keep an eye out and you'll see some of the other small critters.

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Diane Mikho

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#323

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North Phoenix lookout from Cholla Loop (H3)
Mar 26, 2019 near Glendale, AZ
H1 & H3 Intersection
Apr 8, 2015 near Peoria, AZ

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Feb 25, 2024
A Saafir
Apr 4, 2023
B S
Full perimeter of park. This loop was pry the highlight although great blooms before bridge and further out on Flatlander. 1,550 aeg 10.2mi — 4h 30m
Jan 3, 2022
Julia Suciu
Jun 2, 2021
Matthew Smith
4.5mi — 1h 00m
May 24, 2020
Dax Stevens
4mi
Apr 6, 2020
Jackie Johnson
walked half had to get to babbos before 8
Apr 21, 2019
Colin Keeler
I was a beast
Feb 18, 2019
Michael Wade
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