Thunderbird Park-Cholla Loop

Glendale, Arizona 85318

Thunderbird Park-Cholla Loop

Thunderbird Park-Cholla Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Cholla Loop Trail in Thunderbird Park offers a great beginner’s hike, taking visitors up the northernmost Hedgpeth Hill and providing ample open views of the city and surrounding mountains. Sometimes in spring, golden brittlebush blossoms completely cover the Hedgpeth Hills.

Thunderbird Park offers 1,185 acres of mountain preserves and approximately 20 miles of hiking trails. The loop traces a heart-shaped path over and around the northernmost Hedgpeth Hill and presents picturesque panoramic views of the park and surrounding housing developments."

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12/20/2011
Very nice trail. Can be very busy at times. Beautiful views.
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Trail Information

Glendale
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
3.6
Distance
493 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Duration
Sunrise to sunset
Season
1,340 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,833 feet
Top Elevation
City, Views
Features
USGS Hedgpeth Hills; trailhead plaque
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018