We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Not a Leisure Hike...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cholla Trail

Cholla Trail
Cholla Lane, Camelback Mountain, Phoenix, AZ
Improve this listing
Ranked #40 of 217 things to do in Phoenix
Attraction details
Decatur, Illinois
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Not a Leisure Hike...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Great views of surrounding Scottsdale and Phoenix as well as some gorgeous homes. Great calorie and muscle burn but the difficulty was a little more than I was expecting. Lots of large boulders (which were beautiful) that required climbing or scrambling. We stopped about 15 minutes shy of the peak but still had some breathtaking views. My 13 year old son went to the peak and said it was amazing but challenging. Going up is not as hard as coming down on these aging knees... but it was a really fun hike and I would do it again! I wore shorts and running shoes and wished I had brought my hiking boots and pants. Next time I will be better prepared! No parking by the trailhead so you have to park along the street and walk to the trailhead. There are areas marked "No Parking" - be sure to watch for these areas as a cop was passing out tickets like candy to the offenders. I don't remember there being water so be sure to take plenty.

Visited March 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

20 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    11
    8
    1
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first

Travelers who viewed Cholla Trail also viewed

Phoenix, Central Arizona
Phoenix, Central Arizona
 
Phoenix, Central Arizona
Phoenix, Central Arizona
 

Been to Cholla Trail? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Cholla Trail, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.