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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 #11 of 128 Attractions in Phoenix
Type: Hiking Trails, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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75 reviews 75 reviews
41 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A friend suggested this trail. Coming from flat Indiana, I was astonished! It is a straight up (okay, maybe 80 degrees) hike where you search for footing while saying a little prayer. We would have MAYBE gone to the top but a storm was on the horizon and thunder rolling so we had to stay safe and start our descent...9000... More

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Michigan City, Indiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Last year we ventured out to climb Camelback Mountain and the trail was closed for maintenance. We instead decided to try the Echo Canyon Trail. It was very different than the climb of Camelback but just as rewarding! Love the hiking trails of Arizona!!!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great view if you have make it to the top. I know I wanted to turn back a couple times, but I'm glad I didn't

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautiful hiking trails and you can see for miles and I love this trail for hiking. Take plenty of water with you and enjoy yourself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

I recently moved to PHX from MIA and I wanted to hike Camelback for the longest time. Finally I did and the first time I did it it was intense!! I didn't make it past maker 15. I hiked again the second time and made sure I got to the summit (2,704 ft. above sea level) it was by far... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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
20 helpful votes 20 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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7 attraction reviews
265 helpful votes 265 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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