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Camelback Mountain

5700 North Echo Canyon Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85018 (Camelback East)
602 256 3220
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Ranked #4 of 129 Attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Mountains, Hiking Trails
Activities: Rock climbing, Hiking
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Regina, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

There are two paths that you can take to reach the top. Approaching from the south is more of a trail walk until you get close to the top. The north side has the rock climbing elements where you must use the bars for support. Both ways take about the same amount of time and both are well worth it!

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Camelback was a great adventure but very strenuous. It seemed to be more a rock climbing experience as to a hike. The view at sunset was amazing and I would highly recommend a trip to the top at sunrise or sunset! Definitely a must do if you are in the area.

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Springfield, Missouri
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

First of all, though I'd recommend visiting Camelback, please do not underestimate this hike/climb. My husband and I visited Scottsdale in August and decided to start one of our days off with some physical activity. Both of us exercise regularly and are in great shape. This hike was still very tough. We started the hike at about 7:30 a.m. and... More

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Tuba City, Arizona
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80 reviews 80 reviews
42 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Whenever im visiting in the valley its always a tradition that my friend and i get up as the sun rises and start our hike. It best to start off very early to beat the hot tempertures. Personal suggestion drink 3 bottles of cold water before the hike :) amazing memories with the bestie

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Phoenix, Arizona
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Hiking Camelback Mountain is an amazing hike but you have to be in good shape to conquer the mountain. There are rails to hold onto and pull yourself up at one point. Not a good idea to hike it in very hot temperatures and make sure there is plenty of daylight left when you attempt your hike. We have seen... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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85 reviews 85 reviews
8 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This really is a challenge, especially in summer when you MUST go very early. If you can try and go for sun rise to get a great view. It is a hard hike and parts you need to climb, well use your hands as well. This is not for the unfit and beginners in my opinion. Parking can be a... More

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Phillipsburg, New Jersey
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We hiked Camelback during a recent visit to the Phoenix area. This was a great hike; I will say that coming from New Jersey, the mountain was steeper and more difficult that I expected. But, it was definitely doable. You do not need special gear, I went in just sneakers and shorts. No boots, ropes, or climbing gear necessary.

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Longview, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Hiking Camelback was an excellent experience. It was hot in the summer but we went early in the morning. The first half mile is not bad. Hiking on a trail. The second half mile is rock climbing. It is difficult and I would not recommend young children attempt this. The view is amazing at the top.

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Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a great hike to do if you do not have a lot of time. It is a challenging hike so it is rewarding. Also rewarding are the great views at the time. Be sure to bring plenty of water as it gets very hot. I love the fact that many locals use this hike as a regular aerobic... More

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New York City, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Bring plenty of water. The views from the top are awesome. Watching the sunrise as I ascended was awesome. Probably don't want to do this midday as it was brutal climbing down at 10am.

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