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Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area

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Address: 5700 North Echo Canyon Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Phone Number: 626 417 9882
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Always a must when in Phoenix

Be prepared to go early in the morning, or you will regret it. This hike may kick your butt, but when you see people of all different ages running up this mountain like it's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Be prepared to go early in the morning, or you will regret it. This hike may kick your butt, but when you see people of all different ages running up this mountain like it's nothing, you just keep pushing to enjoy the beautiful views.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Round trip hike is a little under 2.46 miles. Vertical climb is over 1200 feet . Get there early to beat the heat. I climbed it at 1 pm at 98 degrees. Drank about 2 liters of water. Took me an 1hour and 10 min up with pictures and about 40 min down. Make sure you have good shoes there... More 

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Hesperia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

First time there. Very pretty, clean. Daily hiking or jogging routine on trails for some and site seeing visit from out of town hikes for others. Really enjoyed it. Parking can be scarse during busy times.

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Dramatic, one of a kind beauty that you find in the heart of one of the largest cities in the U.S.A.

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Traverse City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This was the only mountain in Phoenix we hiked, so I don't have any context to compare it to others. Arrived ~ 7am on a Sunday, and the lot was full (so no entry). There is no nearby area to park (and per the city web site, you will get a major fine if you try), so we drove around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I consider myself somewhat fit (about 10 to 12 hours a week BJJ, 3 to 5 mile runs twice a week) and this trail was still kicking my butt. You don't have to be a super athlete to enjoy this trail, but please if you are in less than stellar shape, take your time and pack plenty of fluids. Parking... More 

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Oak Island, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Other than the parking, what's not to like. Best view of the city by far. For an epic adventure, take the Cholla trail down the other side and back to Echo Canyon. That's over 6 miles of tough hiking. Stay away in the summer if not conditioned for it. Many people have gotten in real trouble and some even died... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Wonderful experience, took our 6 year old from the low country of SC and she hung with everyone. It can be strenuous at the top but you don't have to go that far if you don't want to. Worth it though for the views!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Climbing Camelback mountain is a must when visiting AZ. There are two trails Echo and Cholla. Echo is a bit more steep but gets you up the mountain a little faster.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Tough hike, but worth the effort. Incredible views, and a great family experience. I didn't think we would make it up, because of my 10 yr old son, but he did awesome. Had a nice picnic on the summit.

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Address: 5700 North Echo Canyon Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Phone Number: 626 417 9882
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Camelback East

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