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Camelback Mountain

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Address: 5700 North Echo Canyon Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Phone Number: 602 256 3220
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Activities: Rock climbing, Hiking
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A perfect challenge for a fit senior

At 7:00 am, Camelback Mountain parking lot is full, with about one spot left. Echo Canyon trail is already busy at this hour with hikers going up and coming down. We are four... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Cranbrook, Canada
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Cranbrook, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

At 7:00 am, Camelback Mountain parking lot is full, with about one spot left. Echo Canyon trail is already busy at this hour with hikers going up and coming down. We are four: two of us are seniors in our mid-70’s plus. After noting the posted sign indicating ‘challenging’ from here on, only three of us went to the summit.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Great hike up the mountain. My 2 oldest daughters and I were dropped off beatiful views. Hard enough but not over the top. Did it in about 3 hours up and back with a 20 minute stay at the top. A little crowded, to be expected during spring break. You really need to get there early if you want a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We were at base of Chollo (easier backside of Camelback) at 6:30am. on a Saturday. Several were already on their way down even tho it says trail opens at sunrise. There is parking on Invergordon street as bike path is widened to allow cars. It was a 15 min walk from there back to trailhead. Wear shoes with LOTS of... More 

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Mississauga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

While staying in Scottsdale, we could see the big rock dominating the views all around Scottsdale, so we decided to hike a trail on Camelback Mountain. We found a nearby access road with lots of cars, and guessed they were also hikers. We asked a guy walking by where an trail head could be found, and he said 'follow me'.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We climbed the "easy side", which is not that easy if it's your first time. To get to the trail, there's about a quarter of a mile walk. The trail is easy to follow with some pretty narrow spots. Make sure to wear hiking shoes and bring water. There are experienced hikers. Be prepared to move to the side to... More 

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Westfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

My teenage son and I hiked the Echocadia Trail up Camelback Mountain. While we are both in decent athletic shape, the trail is paved only at the bottom and is otherwise a rugged, boulder climbing adventure. I was definitely not prepared for the incline (having a fear of heights and rock walls) and there are no guard rails (there were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

... and my daily exercise. I hike the Echo Canyon trail almost every day that I am in Arizona. It is a strenuous hike and much better views and scenery than a gym! It is well worth everyone doing it at least once.

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Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We "hiked" Camelback last Sunday. I put the hike in quotes because there is very little hiking and a whole lot of climbing rocks. We were a group of four...56 YO grandma and a 26 YO daughter, both in shape, and two children, ages 6 and 8. The kids were just about ready to quit 3/4 of the way up,... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Loved the scenic views of Camelback Mountain. Didn't have time to actually hike the mountain, but did drive up the hill of where the houses are located. Great views of Phoenix from top of road. Hike is on the list to do next time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I have hiked this mountain two times in the last ten years, both front and back side. This is a must do hike when you visit Phoenix, hike in the morning takes about 3-4 hours

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