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Cholla Loop

Intermediate

Trail

2.8 mile 4.6 kilometer point to point
89% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 497' 152 m
Descent: -475' -145 m
High: 1,802' 549 m
Low: 1,375' 419 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)

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Trail shared by Diane Mikho

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

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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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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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