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Camelback Mountain

Address: 5700 North Echo Canyon Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85018 (Camelback East)
Phone Number: 602 256 3220
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$71*
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Phoenix / Valley Area Highlights
93%
Ranked #14 of 133 Activities in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Hiking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Rock climbing, Hiking
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Type: Mountains, Hiking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Rock climbing, Hiking
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Lexington, Kentucky
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Took the Echo Canyon Summit Trail. There is limited parking but we walked from our hotel which gave us warm up and cool down periods.You will need water and take it in something where you can be hands-free as you will need them on many parts of the trail for climbing over rocks - up and down. Super 360 views... More 

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The summit trail is challenging, heed all warnings on having water, proper hiking gear, and knowing your limits. The sections of steep ascent are rocky, with large steps, and take a great deal of effort. Try to go during the week when it isn't as busy, parking fills up very fast. If you're fromthe Midwest, this isn't your typical trail... More 

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vancouver, canada
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful, challenging hike. We scared ourselves by reading all the reviews here on tripadvisor, and are thankful we did research before we showed up. We came around 9am on a weekday, there was plentiful parking on a wed, so suggest avoid weekends. Liked the bathroom facilities. Gorgeous scenery everywhere even from the beginning of the hike. However, the difficulty... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We only made it half way up the Echo trail but it was worth the effort. The views are amazing. Parking spaces are very limited.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We decided to take the 1.2 mile hike up Camelback Mountain. We got there early...around 8am on a Monday (MLK Day so probably a bit busier than a regular weekday), and the parking lot was filling up quick but we got a spot. The hike is indeed more of a climb than a hike, and what I mean by this... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Challenging and the views are spectacular. Not for the faint of heart. Take water and it's best to start early in the day when it's not as hot. It's challenging.

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

My friend and I had a hard time finding the entrance to the mountain because it was located in a residential area. It was a hike to get to the entrance due to parking.

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Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Tiny in comparison to surrounding ranges. But, CV if you want truly impressive, go to Sedona!There are so many gorgeous sights!

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Get there early!!!!! and take your water!!! 2706 feet to the top of the mountain. Two different trails-I took the easiest one and had to crawl in some sections! (I exercise 4 times a week) Its also good to take gloves to protect your hands-best morning challenge ever!!!! The view at the top is totally worth it :)

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Fabulous hike but it is an incline and not a trail... Weekends are really busy but it is a great hike for medium difficulty and great views.

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