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Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area

5700 North Echo Canyon Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85018 (Camelback East)
626 417 9882
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Ranked #14 of 129 attractions in Phoenix
Type: Hiking Trails, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Nice place to take a walk and see the rocks and the a bit of desert. There is a little mountain with a big role, nice place to take some picures!

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Phoenix
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13 reviews 13 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This hike up c-back is TOUGH. Make sure you are prepared with water. And be prepared to spend a couple hours hiking if it is your first time. It gets hot and can be dangerous. This is just a warning for out of towners who think this will be a fun hike. It is a pretty serious hike, so be... More

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Phoenix, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The park just underwent a $4 million dollar renovation. Parking spaces were increased and the trail was updated. If you are fortunate enough to find a parking space then you are only a short walk to the entrance, but during season it would be best if you were dropped off.

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Gatineau, Canada
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448 reviews 448 reviews
7 attraction reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This hike is tough but overall, very rewarding thanks to its amazing views of the city. There is a nice parking at the bottom and the trail is well marked as you go up. Overall, consider 60 minutes to go up and a bit less to go down. In the summer, I would avoid doing it in the middle of... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The trail is very different. The person who needs the good level of fitness. Also, You must have been carry the water (at least 2 liters), sunblock, Hat (the sun is very big than you imaged), Cell phone (fully charged), and good sturdy shoes. It is pretty worth to hike to hilltop! The view is very great and beautiful. Although... More

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Olathe, Kansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We had a great time climbing. This is not a simple hike and you will feel very rewarded when you hit the top. The view is fantastic.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Many of the trail marker posts in Echo Canyon have a diagram showing current elevation and distance. But they're small and not very prominent so look close! They could easily be overlooked. I uploaded a couple pictures of the posts and diagrams, so check those out for examples.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We went to the Echo Canyon Summit Trail in Camelback Mountain, Phoenix. The parking lot was nearly full regardless it was a Monday morning. So: this is a very popular trail. The trail starts with an easy walk up to mountain, and there is a point, when the trail turns into a very challanging hike. You can stop at this... More

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Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
19 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This was a good challenge for me Not easy but u can do it Must if u in the area Take plenty of water !!! Better go early We notice rattle snake do be careful

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Irvine, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We stayed at montelucia resort so we were able to walk to the trail head. We went on a Wednesday morning. Don't people work? The parking lot was full and a line to park. So glad we walked. We didn't have time to walk to the summit but definitely will next time. It was more if a investigation trip for... More

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