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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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I absolutely loved this! Challenging, but short enough and safe enough to be fun....not scary or so long that you worry about making it back. Arrived at about 9:00 on a Friday... read more

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I absolutely loved this! Challenging, but short enough and safe enough to be fun....not scary or so long that you worry about making it back. Arrived at about 9:00 on a Friday in Jan and we were still able to get a spot right there in the closest lot. When we returned later there was a long line waiting for... More 

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Murray, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I enjoyed this hike. There are two trailheads. I did the Echo Canyon trailhead. The trail was surprisingly clean for such a popular hike in an urban area. I didn't notice any signs, but I expect dogs are not allowed since I didn't see any, and no signs of their business. I've hiked many places, so this is not on... More 

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Greenwood, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Seeing these places frost hand is not the same as seeing it in books. The colors at sunrise and sunset are unbelievable.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hiked the mountain with my son as a last minute idea to go on an adventure, and so glad we did! We could have used hiking shoes, but the trek is manageable in comfortable footwear. Bring water, and take an uber to the drop-off and you have the best free adventure in Arizona, and the view from the top is... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I hike in the Appalachian mountains a lot but this was totally different and more like mountain climbing. Glad I wore hiking shoes since there were multiple places where you really needed them to grip the rocks. Scenery was amazing and it was not what I was expecting but it was a great workout and I'm glad I made it... More 

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Thank jenb33
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Camelback Mountain hike was a lot of fun. It is important to bring LOTS of water, more than what you drink normally if you are not from Arizona.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Tried climbing it in the middle of the day in July.... Probably not the best idea lol. Made it 3/4 of the way and had to turn around. Even then though, really fun hike with great views.

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Thank Josh G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There are 3 trails that lead up to the top of Camelback. My wife and I hiked up the trail named "Cholla". It's labeled as expert difficulty. This was our first mountain hike, and we're really not in great shape and we were able to complete it in under two hours. I'd say its more of an endurance test than... More 

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Thank Edward C
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I've been hiking here since i was a small child!! Breathtaking views (sunrise/set is a must see!) a variety of trails, and friendly people. For a small, easy going, dog friendly hike try "hole in the rock" on one side it over looks the phoenix zoo and the other will gice you some nice views of the city :)

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This wonderful park includes great hiking trails that take you to the top of this peak. One should be in good health and good physical condition to do these hikes. Reaching the top is a nice accomplishment and the reward is a wide sweeping view of the valley.

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