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Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area

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A Climb NEVER to be Missed in the Phoenix Area

I took this trail, a 1.14 mile trek up a rocky 45 degree ascent to the summit of Camelback Mountain... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Naperville, Illinois
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Energizing walk up hill.

My sons and I were visiting from NJ. Awesome views of the city, and Arizona vistas. Need to be... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joseph P
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5700 North Echo Canyon Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Camelback East
+1 602-261-8318
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took this trail, a 1.14 mile trek up a rocky 45 degree ascent to the summit of Camelback Mountain on October 5 and back down by myself and it’s one experience I’ll always remember much like my previous ascents to great summits of the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sons and I were visiting from NJ. Awesome views of the city, and Arizona vistas. Need to be relatively fit to make this hike.

Thank Joseph P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Locals can't even go here anymore. Every tourist from California and Chicago flocks here to hike it at noon when it's 110° in their flipflops with their coffee in hand. No water of course. Stub their toe then call for an emergency helicopter rescue.

3  Thank USAAZtravelers
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We ventured out there only to explore and not hike. It was too hot for us. But it was beautiful! Next time we will come prepared with water and hiking shoes!

Thank leilei82
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Camelback mountain has two main trails, Echo Canyon and Cholla. Echo Canyon is supposed to be the more difficult so that's the one we chose to climb. My wife and I are both in our late 50's, in decent shape, but were not prepared for...More

2  Thank rduinc
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Le trail est vraiment magnifique ! Avec une vue sur phœnix en 360 à la fin ! Il n’est pas fait pour vous si vous n’avez pas l’habitude de faire des trails. Préparez vous bien et apportez de l’eau 😊 It’s a really beautiful trail...More

1  Thank Julien K
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

First time staying at the amazing JJ Marriott Camelback Inn. The hotel has bikes you can use(included with resort fee)plus sling bag with sunscreen and water . So I rode my bike to Camelback mountain(about a mile) at 6am bc any later and it would...More

2  Thank schirley p
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

I like to do mountain hiking. This was a really nice adventure. Really close to our hotel in Scottsdale’s. The hike is no joke. I consider myself to be of good health and above average physical condition. Based on that, this kicked my butt. The...More

4  Thank Kevin P
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Would regularly hike Echo and Cholla (backside up) 10 years ago. Was one of those ‘’speed hikers’’. Today was just the second time in that span and must say it kicked my butt! I’m still currently in pretty good shape but not sure how was...More

3  Thank DucDan1144
Reviewed June 24, 2018

I enjoy how you can take different routes up the mountain. Certain parts are very wide, and afford ones exploratory side to have fun! And the views are breathtaking! Might even catch a helicopter flying by!

2  Thank Healthyj74
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September 17, 2018|
Response from schirley p | Reviewed this property |
People have done it. I didn't , but yes, you have to walk back to your car. Other people have used Uber to drop off then have pick up the other side. Hope this helps!
April 12, 2018|
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Response from Autumnm00n | Reviewed this property |
Sunrise. Is the best time to get there earlier the better do not attempt in the dark it gets extremely difficult the first half mile not bad but when you start up the part with the railing use both hands. Bring mucho water... More
Jennifer W
January 20, 2018|
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Response from Autumnm00n | Reviewed this property |
No this is a difficult trail you can go partly up not far it you want but it gets extreme at parts