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Camelback Mountain

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Neighbourhood: Camelback East
As featured in 3 Days in Phoenix and 1 other guide
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Address: Phoenix, AZ 85018
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Took me two tries to get to the top!

I think I am in pretty good shape, but I wasn't prepared, or I was having a bad day I guess. I had to turn around and then try again two days later to get to the top. I loved the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Marietta, GA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I think one could easily hit this in passing. Un sure of trail hiking but could to go to on highway and view from both sides

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Marietta, GA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I think I am in pretty good shape, but I wasn't prepared, or I was having a bad day I guess. I had to turn around and then try again two days later to get to the top. I loved the hike! It was just one part that was giving me heart palpitations!! Great views, and makes you feel good... More 

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Paradise Valley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Camelback Mountain sits like the animal it resembles in the middle og Phoenix. It's difficult to climb and hard to park near trailheads, but if you're fit, you can do it. The views of mountains near and far, its unique vegetation, and the mountain itself offer hours of pleasure. Make sure you wear proper footwear, carry lots of water, and... More 

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hike is physically demanding but worth every bead of sweat. Enjoyed the climb up and down, be sure to bring gloves and comfortable walking/hiking shoes. The parking area is very small so you either have to be early or come later in the day. I choose the early morning as I wanted to view the sunrise over phoenix. Again,... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is in my backyard, and there is not a day that goes by when I am not in awe of this mountain. It rises out of the desert, ever changing as the light changes, with "the praying monk" on the west end. It is dramatic, and has beautiful hiking trails. If you are hiking, please come prepared with water,... More 

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Helena, Montana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went up the Eastside. Hell of a hike and worth the effort. Not for faint of trail. Amazing views of the whole valley and a good chance to get a lay of the land. Wear good hikers or at least grippy trail shoes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Such a great hike but harder than the guide we got from the hotel rated it as. The final 3rd of the hike was very steep and difficult. Also, be prepared for crowds of people as this is an extremely popular spot to hike. You will be parking far away and I'd bring twice the water you expected to bring.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I hiked Echo Ridge by myself and had a great time. I went at 11:00am, and took my time. It will work your legs! And you don't have to worry, since there are so many other people around. Wear good hiking shoes, and bring water.

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Clifton Park, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an outstanding hike up Camelback Mountain. Definitely strenuous, but well worth it. Be careful going up and especially going back down, but take your time and watch your footing. Definitely recommended for hikers who want to gain a lot of elevation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I never cease to be amazed at the number of people who do this incredible climb and are rewarded with amazing views.

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