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Telegraph Pass Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (10)

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


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1.2

Miles

1.9

KM

83%

Runnable

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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Runner Notes

This trail's mostly smooth tread and moderate grades make for a great workout.

Description

Whether used as a segment of a longer run 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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  4.0 from 10 votes

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#271

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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Apr 22, 2020
Lucas Loury
Desert Classic to Telegraph out and back to Trailhead 2.8mi — 1h 17m
Nov 13, 2019
Lara Tate
Oct 29, 2017
Franklin Nickerson