Camelback Mountain, Echo Canyon Recreation Area

(602) 262-4837

E McDonald Dr, Phoenix, AZ | Directions   85018

33.523004 -111.985607

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Daily dawn-dusk

 
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Neighborhoods: Heritage Hills, Camelback East

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Camelback Mountain, Echo Canyon Recreation Area
Camelback Mountain, Echo Canyon Recreation Area
Camelback Mountain, Echo Canyon Recreation Area
Camelback Mountain, Echo Canyon Recreation Area

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Each year more than 300,000 hikers looking to escape the city are generously rewarded here.

Reviews for Camelback Mountain, Echo Canyon Recreation Area

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over a year ago

Great Hike! Check out Squaw peak, Superstition Mt, Grasshopper Point in Sonoma.

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over a year ago

Great Hike! I hiked it twice in 6 mountains. First with a friend from Brazil in January of 2008 on an afternoon walk from the mall. Second, with the Love of my Life who decided it would be fun. We hiked it together. She was fantastic! So brave & athletic. She ran up he mountain.

She now loves it as a right of passage with each new coming year. She has gone many times even though we are no longer together.

Tip: Watch out for snakes, bring plenty of water, snacks & camera. Stop at the top & enjoy the moment like Alfred Lord Tennyson poem, "Eat a Peach" tells you to.

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5.0
over a year ago

Beautiful and fun Hike! – Lived in the Scottsdale area for 6 years, hiked it often. now in Colorado we only hike it when we visit, gets harder each time! you forget how challenging it is!

My boys did it for the first time this June, they are 8, did an awesome job. Even got to see 2 rattlesnakes.

Its like an outdoor gym... people up and down all morning even some people 2-3 times! Crazy, but all good.

Julie

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5.0
over a year ago

Best Hike In Phoenix – I have lived in Phoenix since 2005 and have hiked Camelback Mountain hundreds of times. It truly is the most rewarding hike around because the views are incredible, you typically see some interesting creatures like Chuckwallas and Harris Antelope Squirrels (rarely a rattlesnake) and you leave knowing you just got an awesome cardio workout as well.

For more information on Echo Canyon and Cholla Trails, to see how quick the fastest hikers climb and to purchase apparel visit climbcamelback(dot)com

Happy Hiking!

Bobby, Camelback Mountain Climber

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5.0
over a year ago

Fantastic hike - best view in Phoenix – I was in Phoenix only four days and did this hike twice. It was a fantastic climb to the top. A bit challenging which made it fantastic. The way down isn't as pleasant and requires a slow-go. The view at the top is amazing with no obstructions. Everyone on this hike is so very friendly and dog friendly as well. Be sure to bring your pooch some water. It will be needed.

Cathy from LA

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4.5
over a year ago

Each year, more than 300,000 hikers looking to escape the city are generously rewarded here. – In Short
Don't let the gradual beginning of the 1.2-mile Echo Canyon Trail fool you; a narrow ridge leads to two steep rises where steel handrails help you ascend to a short but welcoming saddle. From there, the climb can be grueling, with few level sections. Those who have the endurance to reach the peak are accomplishing one of the valley's most challenging feats. Reaching the summit rewards hikers with a 360-degree view of the Sonoran Desert. The Cholla Trail is slightly longer, less crowded and more of a gradual incline. The rock formations aren't as dramatic, but the view from the saddle is a treat. From there, the trail becomes steeper and more difficult to navigate.

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4.5
over a year ago

Conquered Camelback – This hike is perfect for hikers between the beginner and experienced level. Experienced hikers will find the hike to be fairly easy. However, if you're looking to challenge yourself, to exercise those legs, and to enjoy the Arizona outdoors and view at top, then I would recommend the hike. Certain parts are fairly steep, so take your time. It can get crowded, but fellow hikers are friendly and considerate. Don't forget the water!

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5.0
over a year ago

Relax at the Beautiful Park – Echo canyon is beautiful!!! You can relax at the park, or exercise by climbing up the beautiful sculptured mountain......Surrounded by some of the cities most beautiful homes......it is worth a visit.

Recommends
3.5
over a year ago

Great city view – One of the most crowded hikes in Arizona, but the terrain and view at the top make it worthwhile. This isn't an ideal hike for young children or the elderly, as scrambling is required in steep sections. For an easier hike with equally stunning city views, try Squaw Peak. Parking on the Echo Canyon side is horrible, expect to walk at least a 1/2 mile on weekends.

 

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