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Camelback Mountain

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Neighbourhood: Camelback East
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Camelback moutain is recognizable from most of Phoenix and Scottsdale. Located west of Old Town Scottsdale it is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. There are... read more

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Camelback moutain is recognizable from most of Phoenix and Scottsdale. Located west of Old Town Scottsdale it is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. There are two sides accessible to the public: 1) Cholla Trail - see my review for further details. This difficult hike is great for prepared adults. I have seen patient families climb the lower... More 

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Keller, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I enjoyed this moderately difficult climb very much. If you are over 50 and out of shape, this will be too difficult.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on a beautiful morning hike b4 the sun comes out and get super hot the hike was good and intense will b coming back to go a little further up

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

convenient, scenic and challenging. a good workout and good idea to bring plenty of water on hot days

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Camelback Mountain is located in the heart of Phoenix and has two challenging summit trails: Echo and Cholla. Echo approaches the summit from the west and Cholla from the east. Echo has parking, but it is relatively small for the number of people hiking this trail and there is no other parking close by. A reasonable option would be to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great walk. You have to park a bit away and walk to the rock. It's easy, but just set your expectations. The walk starts up, of course, but not too hard. By the end, you're really walking up and over big rocks. So wear good shoes and bring water. We went in November, which was great weather! It... More 

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Milpitas, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to hike and burn calories. Parking is tough though but can see nice view of valley from height. While driving near mountain is also scenic. Can capture nice pictures and view From paradise valley.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great activity to get out and get some exercise- need to be in pretty good shape. Wear good hiking shoes.

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are up for the tough hike, the views are great! Bring your camera! To be ready - it's upwards of a mile to even get to the trail-head as there is no parking lot (& many cars were getting tickets on the street parking). Also make sure to bring plenty of liquids to keep hydrated, realizing at the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

many times I visit a place the difficulty rating is incorrect. they usually are rated for couch potatoes, but this hike is extreme. I'm a regular runner, getting ready for a marathon in 10 weeks. I found this hike very challenging. we hiked in November with cool temps. don't know how folks can do this in the summer time. do... More 

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