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Camelback Mountain

5700 North Echo Canyon Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85018 (Camelback East)
602 256 3220
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$71*
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Phoenix / Valley Area Highlights
93%
Ranked #4 of 94 Attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Rock climbing, Hiking
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Type: Mountains, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Rock climbing, Hiking
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

My wife and I set out with our three kids 8,7,2. Myself and two boys made it to the saddle and came back. My wife and two year old made it about .4 mile. This was still great fun even though the kids are too young to get to the top. My older son would have made it easily. This... More 

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Clarendon Hills, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

I hike quite a lot and prefer the solitude of less traveled backcountry trails. Yes, there were a lot of people but most were friendly and I had no problem finding parking. It was not a long hike (maybe 2.4 miles total?) but very steep. The boulder hopping and climbing up rocks made for a great workout and a fun... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Great views and rewarding when you get to the top. Why is it rewarding? Because it's an extremely steep hike with several segments of the hike so steep your legs will ache the next day. There are boulders you have to climb over. Pace yourself if its your first time or you risk slipping and hurting yourself.

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Vancouver
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We did the Cholla Lane route this time. Absolutely beautiful. We are pretty fit and do moderate level hikes all the time. The last 20-30 minutes of this hike were well above moderate. And did I mention DANGEROUS. One false move and you'd be over the edge. We got to wondering how many people have been hurt on this hike.... More 

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Manchester, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Went up the hill around 9am. It is relatively steep in sections. The first section you have to hold a hand rail to pull yourself up. Another area is a boulder slide. None of it is technical, but it is steep and challenging at a fast pace. It will get your heart beating. Very nice 360 degree view at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

First day in Phoenix and it kind of blew my mind how many mountains surrounded Phoenix which my friends continuously reminded me that it was called "the valley" for a reason. A buddy and I hiked up to the top of camel back my first day. Great hike, pretty challenging (I'm in decent shape, 30 year old guy) - not... More 

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Okc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We hiked up when we had some down time, and we enjoyed it. We stopped at "the saddle" because we did not have the right shoes to go further. Up to that point, it was not to challenging, but it was looking tougher. We have done tougher hikes, but were not prepared. Bring the right shoes and water and you... More 

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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This was an awesome hike. The trail was very manageable and the scenes were breathtaking. Definitely take plenty of water with you and wear comfortable clothing.

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USA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Beautiful area in Scottsdale and gorgeous mountain, great hike! In a residential area but you can escape the sprawl with a short hike up the mountain. Great views and beautiful red rock.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

What a gem of a hiking area, seemingly in the middle of town. The trek up takes about an hour, but you'll be sweating and panting for air multiple times. I'm in good shape and even this gave me a great workout. If you're in the area, do it. The people I ran into on the mountain were incredibly friendly... More 

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