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“great hike”
Review of Camelback Mountain

Camelback Mountain
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US$69.98*
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Half-Day Phoenix Highlights Tour
Ranked #4 of 228 things to do in Phoenix
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83 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“great hike”
Reviewed 24 February 2012

This was a good work-out and an impressive hike for being right in the city. Would definitely do again if in Phoenix.

Visited January 2012
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Cincinnati
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44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“What a Workout!”
Reviewed 23 February 2012

This place is a great place for a fun workout with a view
Come prepared for climbing and bring water ...even if its cool outside.
The trail is pretty crowded but you will still get one heck of a work climb (up and down).
We went around 3:30 - 4:00pm and had no trouble finding somewhere to park.
As the sun starting going down the views and shadows on the surrounding mountain ranges were beautiful.
Port-o-let type toilets on site.

Visited February 2012
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Flowery Branch, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Challenging Hike”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

Everyone says parking is hard to find, but I must have been lucky and came at the right time because there were several available spaces when I drove up. Nonetheless, the Echo Canyon trail was very busy, and there were a lot of people there, some of them running up and down it. Most of the hikers are very helpful and considerate though. But if you prefer hiking alone and having quiet, this might not be the hike for you.

The hike is very challenging and strenuous. Yet the view from the top makes it rewarding. Be sure to bring plenty of water and wear good hiking shoes. I saw even some strong guys stumble in the rocks. Others told us that someone had to be medically evacuated earlier that day. Use caution -- it's a fun hike, but if you are not careful, it can be treacherous.

Visited February 2012
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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great view at the top!”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

You can start at the cholla trail off 64th street for a more gradual assent or just pound up the rocky steeper side off mcdonald and tatum. the later has a lot less parking!

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Gate City, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful view”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

A definite must-do. Even though I didn't make it to the top, the vista was great. Parking is limited, but it doesn't take a super-long time to climb, so if you can't find a place, drive around, enjoy the sights, and try it again.

Visited February 2012
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