If you like to climb, by all means, go. But, I am not a climber.
We really tried to do this hike during our stay in Arizona, but it was not possible thanks to the parking situation. I have read about it in different forums, but we never thought it woud be that bad. Based on our experience, I do not know if it is worth trying to get here to do his hike, with... More
We took the Chillax Trail on Christmas day and it was incredible...pretty strenous climb the 2nd half...but well worth it. Don't stop at the "helipad"...go all the way.
Camelback Mountain will offer you great views, great exercise and bragging rights. However, do take more water than you think you need and STAY ON THE TRAILS! Leaving trails simply is not a good idea resulting in damage to the environment and may leave you stranded resulting in a mountain rescue!
If you like to hike and are in the Phoenix area, this is a must. It's conveniently located, with parking in Echo Canyon park. The trial is about 1.2 miles, one way. Warning, it is strenous! I work out and run and this is a challenging hike, yet it is doable for people of all levels. Just take your time,... More
I climbed the Echo Trail by myself last weekend (12/11/11) and had a blast. SIDE NOTE - I don't know why this is listed as a "fee" based activity. I parked and hiked for free. SIDE NOTE 2 - there are porta-johns at the bottom/beginning of hike. There are no water fountains (that I know of) so bring your own... More
We've done this from both routes and the Echo Canyon TH can be full by 7 a.m. on busy days (Holidays and weekends during season) so get there early or wait till mid-day when you have a better shot at getting in. The other trail head on Invergorden has plenty of parking it's just a matter of how far you'll... More
My arms are still sore! My legs appreciated the work-out on this tough climb. Parking is tough, but the two hour + work-out is with it!
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