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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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We went to the main entrance, only to discover that dogs were not allowed on the trail. That was disappointing, since we'd read otherwise on other websites. So we headed back to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Brea, California
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Brea, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

We went to the main entrance, only to discover that dogs were not allowed on the trail. That was disappointing, since we'd read otherwise on other websites. So we headed back to the Cholla Trail, which included the initial trek to get to the trailhead; it was located in a residential area where privacy is fiercely guarded so we had... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

If you want some exercise, as well as the chance to see the Valley of the Sun from a different perspective, the hike up Camelback Mountain is an easy opportunity to do both. We hit the trail on a mid week afternoon in March and found it was neither too busy nor too hot. It was a good climb without... More 

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Auburn, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

trail is awesome, a little steep in places but nothing to be concerned about, was hoping for more elevation gain but it is what it is!!! Best to do hike in Morning -when it is cooler-if you are not used to the heat!!! Bring lots of water-- no water on trail !!

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Sunbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Echo Canyon and Cholla intersect at the top so I would love to do both. Starting at Cholla (No bathroom or water in Cholla) and going to the top, then down the Echo Canyon Side (There are bathrooms and water fountains and seats for resting). I think the Echo Canyon is the harder trek up though so know your limits... More 

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Beachwood, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I went for a run in the early morning, and then hiked Camelback Mountain around noon. Had no idea it would be just like a workout! I don't hike very often, but I loved this hike. The View was beautiful and it was a nice challenge. I was very impressed with the amount of people who seem to be doing... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We have hiked Camelback on the Cholla Trail 3 times and recently took our 9 and 11 year old kids. This is a great hike, it isn't flat, the first 2/3 are on a trail but a little like climbing stairs with the last 1/3 more of an introductory rock climb to the summit and great view of the city.... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Hiked Camelback recently with some friends. Loved every bit of it. Water, a good pace and appreciating the scenic views are a must. Once you get to the top, take a moment to find a quiet place and look at the awesome views. Loved it and hope to do it again. Took about an hour to get up and about... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

One of the first activities we tried, Camelback was a fun hike up a mountain that overlooks the greater Phoenix/Scottsdale area. The first 2/3rds of the 1.5-mile hike was a fairly easy walk on a path at an appreciable incline. The last third is a introductory-level rock climb, requiring some clambering over a few rock formations. Nothing insurmountable, though, as... More 

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gw2588
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I am a reasonably fit novice hiker, and really enjoyed this hike. The views are stunning, and it is challenging enough to be interesting but not too strenuous. Do bring plenty of water and go in the morning if possible. Allocate 3 - 4 hours if you want to be able to take your time and enjoy the views.

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

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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