Plans to Relocate Cholla Trail Trailhead
No plans are yet set in stone, but the Cholla Trail Trailhead could relocate in the near future. The trailhead currently sits west of Invergordon Road, down Cholla Lane.
Regular hikers are familiar with the resistance to hiking traffic by the homeowners on Cholla Lane. Signs have been in place for over a year forbidding drop-offs or pick-ups at the trailhead and finally, these residents might see some relief.
A proposed development on The Phoenician Resort’s property was recently approved. It will host 300 new residences and if the city agrees, a new trail entry point.
The exact location of the new trailhead is to be determined; west of Invergordon and south of Vista Drive is the current proposal.
What does this mean for hikers?
The Phoenician Property development has no immediate effect on hikers, but in a few years’ time (maybe longer), hikers could be walking even farther to get to the trail.
We can all support a calm trailhead transition (if any) by being respectful on the way to and from the trailhead. Please represent the #HikeCamelback community with dignity, keeping trash and bladder relief out of residents’ yards, noise to a minimum and respecting the no drop-off and pick-up enforcements.