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Address: 5700 North Echo Canyon Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Phone Number: 602 256 3220
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Fun, challenging climb

I'm not a reg climber, but a reg marathoner and in good shape. Trail was rocky, tough, but beautiful

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Daniel L
Cincinnati, Ohio

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm not a reg climber, but a reg marathoner and in good shape. Trail was rocky, tough, but beautiful

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You need to be in shape to attempt this hike. It is pretty special to try. Most of our group did. Parking is a little tuff. Have plenty of water and leave the dogs home.

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A technical hike to say the least! A great challenge and definitely worth doing! The trail attracts many hikers at all skill levels so stay right if you slow down. I saw many hikers of all ages also making the climb to the summit. I bought with me my wife & 2 kids ages 11 & 12 and we all... More 

Thank Brian L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a great hike, not always easy but very doable for a 60 year old guys like myself and his two 50+ friends. One however fell on the way down, and injured her back and head, she had to be rescued with a helicopter - can't say enough about the fire and rescue people in Scottsdale a great bunch with... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fun hike! It was a bit more strenuous than we anticipated but well worth the effort! The view from the top is gorgeous! There are railings to help along the most difficult parts of the hike. Bring lots of water!

Thank Atsirk123
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Debated which trail to take to summit but settled on Echo Canyon as I was driving a borrowed car and figured I could find a space in the lot. Almost turned on the residential street by mistake at the roundabout, but realize in time the proper turn was just a few feet more. There are actually two lots, a lower... More 

Thank Paul S
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you take mountain hikes seriously, Camelback offers the right amount of challenge. If you are a climbing novice, I would suggest one of the many other great mountains in the Phoenix area. Get there early, take plenty of water, and enjoy the view when you get to the top!

Coral, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not for the faint of heart. Either trail is a great work out but understand what you're getting into. If it's going to be hot, go very early and take lots of water. Hydrate before you go as well. I hike it every time I visit the area.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No pass needed for parking, but it's true what everyone says - the lot fills fast at Echo Valley, and you can't sit in your car and wait around. We got crazy lucky getting a spot. As we came around the round-about, 5 or 6 cars came out and the ranger opened the lot. This isn't a hike for the... More 

Thank cmclauss
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thousands of hikers cradle up this peak in the middle of the city. Whereas it is not the easiest. The last third you need your hands to have some grip and drag yourself up the rocks. My experienced hosts made sure I wore garden gloves... Once at the ridge, you have great views over Phoenix. But: oops, may I pass... More 

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