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Camelback Mountain

5700 North Echo Canyon Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85018 (Camelback East)
602 256 3220
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Ranked #4 of 128 Attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Mountains, Hiking Trails
Activities: Rock climbing, Hiking
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Levis, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

A demanding walk depend of your pace, you can have a good workout or walk half of the trail for a more casual walk. Great view.

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Oldsmar, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This is the 3rd time we have climbed this mountain. I usually go 1/2 way up but my son goes all the way. This time the parking lot was finished at the Echo Canyon side so we didn't have to park on the street on the Cholla side. Echo canyon is the difficult side. They have fences & rails to... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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91 reviews 91 reviews
33 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The sign at the trailhead says "difficult" or "rigorous" or a word to that effect. It is not kidding. I was not expecting a stroll in the park but whew it was a climb. We did the Grand Canyon walk to the Havasupai Indian Reservation last year. This trail was harder because the trail is steeper and the "steps" are... More

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Worcester
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This was a great spot to see the surrounding area. Unless you are among the hard core who we saw running up the mountain this is an early morning hike with plenty of water and sunscreen before it gets too warm.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

There are two sides to Camelback Mountain and we chose the easier side (it's referred to as Cholla) and this would also be the East side. It is very easy to find but parking is only on the main street and can be far away from the trail head. The trail head is on an exclusive residential street and there... More

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Edmonton,Alberta
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I had some of my teenage nephews in tow for this hike challenge. This is a very interesting boot camp exercise, that is what I classified it as. We went hard and fast...25-27 mins to the top for our first time ever. It was definitely worth the climb and the pleasure of the exercise. This may not be for people... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My husband, my two children, 5 & 9, and I did a partial climb on the Cholla (pronounced Choya) Trail in mid October. Whenever we asked anyone if we should bring the kids, we would either hear, "Oh God, No!" Or "Absolutely...sure":-/ I'm here to tell you, the answer is somewhere in between for this age group. The Cholla trail... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We arrived mid morning and parking lot was already full, but managed to slip in after another hiker exited. The first bit of trail was sloping but soon turned the corner and saw metal handrails to help with the vertical ascent. It only got worse from there! It is mostly stepping from boulder to boulder, and in many areas close... More

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Alaska
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I am in good shape but was wiped out by the hike. I live near sea level and believe much of these effects came from the altitude. I was dizzy, light-headed, and gasping for breath too often for it to be only about the boulder-hopping. That said, I enjoyed the challenge, the views along the way, and the people I... More

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Take your time and take water and food. If you have bifocal glasses, it can get a little dicey going down. Next time I am going to bring my mono-vision glasses. Looking down to rocks ten and twenty feet below can be interesting with the magnification on the bottom of your glasses. The new facilities at the Echo Trail Head... More

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