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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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Save your dollars

You don't need to pay 70 bucks to hike this. If you're visiting, just show up and hike. It's a lot of fun and the view from the top is incredible.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

You don't need to pay 70 bucks to hike this. If you're visiting, just show up and hike. It's a lot of fun and the view from the top is incredible.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Great views, moderate difficulty but handrails help. Bring lots of water so you can stay hydrated and be prepared.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My friend said that we had to get up at 5:30am so that we could do a sunrise hike at Camelback. I must admit I wasn't very excited about the idea, but I am so happy I went! The views are incredible! I loved that there were look out points nicely marked, so that you knew the best spots to... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This was a great hike and well worth the effort. Plan on starting it in the morning when it is cooler. It is very popular, so expect to see a lot of people on the trail. Finding parking can be difficult. Bring lots of water and wear good sturdy shoes. It is a steady climb to the top, on a... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

So great! I didn't pack my hiking shoes so I ended up hiking Camelback in canvas shoes - and I survived! It really wasn't that bad. The view was incredible! Some of the trail is basically climbing up rocks but it was manageable even in canvas shoes. We probably took an hour or so to summit and maybe 30 minutes... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I hiked Echo Trail with my teenage daughters and although the last half of the climb was strenuous , it was doable for all of us. We got to the trailhead at 8:15 on a Monday and the upper parking lot was almost full. Wear sunblock, bring plenty of water, and good trail or hiking shoes. I am afraid of... More 

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Destin, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Great views of the east and southeast of Phoenix. Climb is NOT a finished trail and is quite steep. Parking on the street before entering the trail is a bit of a walk. If you are into fitness or want to take your time making the 2750 ft peak, worth doing. Views are really great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Took the Cholla Trail hike with my 7 year old son. We arrived by 7:30 am, so parking was very easy. On the way up we only saw 3 other people, so we could move at our own pace. The way up was challenging for the 7 year-old, but very doable. Coming down took a bit more patience, as the... More 

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Zephyrhills, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I saw this on "Aerial America," and it did not disappoint. The parking can be a bit dicey since the lots are small. Get there early especially on weekends. There are 2 trailheads -- the Cholla and Echo Canyon. Echo Canyon is by far the more strenuous and challenging. Take your time and enjoy the views as you go. Hiking... More 

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Omaha, Ne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Such a gorgeous site and the hike is one that is attainable for a fairly healthy person. It is harder on the Echo side than the other side so we went up Echo and down the other one. Having said that, you should be in fairly good health and take at least 2 bottles of water (and plenty of sunscreen... More 

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