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Camelback Mountain

Phoenix, AZ 85018
+1 602-261-8318
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“echo canyon” (165 reviews)
“great workout” (86 reviews)
“bring water” (128 reviews)
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Camelback East
+1 602-261-8318
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Reviewed yesterday

We hiked Echo Canyon mid week in November. It wasn't crowded and it was beautiful. Have good treaded sneakers or hiking boots and gloves wouldn't be a bad idea for holding on the rocks when going both up and down the mountain. It was challenging...More

Thank dianaChesapeake
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I recommend visit this mountain in early morning and avoid the weekends, as many hikers and visitors come here. If you have the physical ability you can hike to the summit as many people do. Other wise enjoy a moderate hike any a wonderful view...More

Thank khalid4kac
Reviewed 3 days ago

My second visit to camelback was via the Cholla trail. Last April i reported i could not figure where to park for Cholla so i went to Echo Canyon and i have read another reviewer express the same frustration. i have praised the city park...More

1  Thank jesse o
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I have been to Scottsdale three t I miss, but never hiked at this park. Wished we would have visited when younger!

Thank Feathers4638
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have hiked Camelback several times, but only the harder of the 2 sides, Echo Canyon. It is often tricky finding parking and you may have to circle around for a bit to wait for someone leaving, but it's never been more than a 15...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is one of the best hiking areas in Phoenix in my opinion. There are various trails to meet each hikers experience level. All of the trails are very popular so it’s like you are never alone, which is nice. Read up on the...More

1  Thank Sierra T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I (age 58 and 59, in excellent shape)hiked Camelback in mid-November, starting out around 1:30 pm. We’ve hiked all over the world, including the 110-mile Tour of Mt. Blanc in Europe. Camelback is unlike any we’ve traversed. At 5’4”, I needed to...More

Thank annekk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don’t underestimate this mountain...even on a cool day this is a tough climb. Usually pretty crowded, this popular hike is worth the expended energy for a gorgeous view at the top. Be cautious...bring water, be careful, stay safe.

Thank 740sunny2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

I hike the camelback mountain 3 to 4 times at week. Sometimes I take the Cholla trail or sometimes the Echo trail. Both have amazing views. The Cholla trail is a little bit longer and easy to hike. The Echo one require to be more...More

1  Thank orlykleber
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Started our hike at 730 (should have gone a bit earlier) and it was one of the highlights of our week in PHX. It's not an easy hike. Took about an hour to get up and 1.5 to get down. Highly recommend.

Thank Chad H
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Karen K
30 June 2017|
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Response from dlemicetic1 | Reviewed this property |
It is probably doable any time of year or day given you are in shape and you prepare properly. In shape- are you used to walking longer distances, relatively strong legs and do you have good balance? Properly prepared- wear... More
Fabio V
19 May 2017|
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Response from krysta w | Reviewed this property |
Nothing will happen but you would want to leave before they shut the gate so you can get out
21 January 2017|
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Response from tapper99 | Reviewed this property |
As soon after sunrise as possible. If you're driving and it's a weekend, parking can fill up quickly. And you beat the heat.