Arizona Trail Information  

  Our Facebook Page
 

Camping At Yosemite

Cholla Trail - Camelback Mountain

Upload GPS Tracks
Upload Trail Photos

Download this GPS TrackRight Click and "Save Link As.."

Trail Ratings
Overall Trail Rating
1 = Poor 5 = Outstanding

Scenic Views
 
Route Finding
1 = Poor 5 = Excellent
 
Technical Difficulty
1 = Easy 5 = Very Difficult
 
Trail Access
1 = Easy 5 = Hard to get to
 

Because it gains elevation over a longer distance, the Cholla Trail is slightly less steep than the Echo Canyon Summit Trail and tends to follow the "backbone" or ridge of Camelback Mountain. It is still extremely difficult and  is recommended only for people capable of intense physical activity. This trail offers little shade but decent views of several golf courses that ring the base of the mountain.  Hikers can expect a steady climb with short steep sections of trail and, near the top, a fairly exposed section of ridge hiking.  No other designated trails disembark off the Cholla Trail; this trail eventually joins the Echo Canyon Summit Trail at the summit of Camelback Mountain.

Remember this is desert country, bring ample water, a hat and proper clothing to protect yourself from the sun.

At a Glance

Open Season: Year 'round Sunrise to Sunset
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Phoenix
Operated By:

City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department

Park Ranger Office: (602) 261-8318

General Information

Latitude: 33.513584

Longitude: -111.948419

Length: 1.6 miles

Elevation: 1460' at the trailhead

Directions:

Location: Trailhead parking is located on the east side of Camelback Mountain along N. invergordon Road Between Camelback Road and Cholla Lane. Park on the west side of the road and walk north to Cholla Lane. Turn Left and walk approximately 1/3 of a mile to the trailhead on the left. A small sign designated the traihead.

Attractions:

  • trails for hiking
  • unique rock formations
  • great scenery
  • wildlife viewing

Hiking Time: 1.5 to 3 hours roundtrip depending on speed.

Rating: Moderate to Strenuous.

 

Comments

comments powered by Disqus

 

 

Camping Regions
Camping Regions

Central Arizona
Flagstaff / Sedona / Prescott
Northeast / Grand Canyon
Payson / Mogollon Rim
Southeast / Tucson
White Mountains
Western Arizona

 

Camping
Resources

Camping Checklist
Camping Gear
Our Picasa Photo Albums
Our You Tube Videos
Camping Recipies

Arizona Game and Fish Department

Fishing Reports
Lake Levels
Stocking Schedule
AZ Fishing Rules & Regulations
Where to Fish
Sport Fish Species
Urban Fishing

U.S. Forest Service
National Forests in Arizona

Apache Sitgreaves N.F.
Coconino N.F.
Coronado N.F.
Kaibab N.F.
Prescott N.F.
Tonto N.F.


Site Map
Advertising Information
Contact Us
Links


All campground rates and information are subject to change without notice.
Home | Campgrounds | Hiking Info |Camping Checklist | Fire Information
Western Arizona RV Parks
| Fishing Reports | Contact Us | Advertise With Us | Links
Site Map | Shop For Camping Gear
| Camping at Yosemite | The Ultimate Camping Guide

All original material and HTML coding © 2004-2014 camparizona.com

Terms of Service | Privacy Policy

 

Arizona Game and Fish Department U.S. Forest Service