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Camelback Mountain

5700 North Echo Canyon Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85018 (Camelback East)
602 256 3220
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$71*
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Phoenix / Valley Area Highlights
94%
Ranked #3 of 93 Attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Rock climbing, Hiking
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West Kelowna, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Loved this hike, but being over 65 we did it for the challenge....and it was. It is not just a leg workout but upper body as well. The lats were sore the next day. It was a great feeling coming over the top. Many people cheered as they made it up. Some advice..wear proper footwear so you can walk safely... More

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Scottsdale
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

A good workout, great views, but definitely not for first timers, or inexperienced and young children hikers . The maneuvering on tricky rocky surfaces and width of trail could be challenging for many.

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New Brunswick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Leave your hiking poles at home. Whether it’s the railing to pull yourself up or just using your hands poles will get in the way. We got there on a Saturday morning at dawn and we got the lower parking lot. Others were on their way up and you could barely see. Steep in places but we were never worried... More

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We hiked the Echo Canyon trail on Camelback and were amazed at the terrain. What a great hike! For anyone doubting, this is an extremely steep and strenuous hike, even if it's only 1.2 miles. Not for the faint of heart, but we loved it! The views were worth it!

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Peoria, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Camelback mountain is by far the most popular hiking area in the Phoenix area. With terrific views you should give it a try if you love to hike. Be careful I. The summer though it is very hot on the mountain, so come prepared with lots of water! Be careful up there!

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This was a very popular trail with nice view up at the top. And it's more than a hike, a lot of scrambling (using hands and feet) was involved. Make sure you have good hiking or trail shoes. It'd make coming downhill much easier. I saw a few people wore gloves to protect their hands.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

I took a cab to the Echo Canyon trailhead from my hotel and hiked to the top with few stops - it took me 38 minutes to get to the top. The trail was pretty busy when I went (around 10:30 on a Monday) but the next day was Veterans Day so I don't know if it had anything to... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

It's a mountain, and it's there, and I hiked it, and I liked it, and you should too! It's not too difficult as even my Pomeranian made it to the top!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

My 1st hike up Camelback Mountain, Echo Trail was a great workout and a bit of a challenge. You'll definitely want to wear some good hiking shoes, trail shoes or at the very least a good pair of athletic shoes with raised grooves/ridges on the soles. Don't make the mistake that one poor person made the day I was there... More

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Sarasota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Took a cab from the hotel to the mountain. Arranged for the driver to come back when we finished. I called him near the end. Cab around $40 each way including the tip. about a 2 hours hike up and 1/2 hour down. bring plenty of water and a towel. awesome view

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