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Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area

Address: 5700 North Echo Canyon Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85018 (Camelback East)
Phone Number: 626 417 9882
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Ranked #16 of 133 Activities in Phoenix
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Hiking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Hiking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

If you are not a regular hiker and want to test yourself to the max , try this one !! its steep , hard and thrilling . The hike starts with steep ascent from the beginning and gets harder when you climb up . Some places , you need to make use of the steel railings to pull up .... More 

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Spokane, Washington, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

....it gets CRAZY after that. You are not hiking, you are climbing over a LOT of boulders and using your arms to push or pull yourself on a regular basis. It will take 45 min including breather stops to get to the top. This is not for people with small kids, heart or breathing issues, recent ankle injuries, or obviously... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is not for the weak or faint of heart. It's the toughest climb I have ever done without ropes but so worth the effort. A really fit person plus summit in 45 minutes and descend in 30 on the first attempt. They could get faster on repeated attempts after learning the best approaches along the way. Take plenty of... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This is the back half of Camelback mountain. IF the lot is full go around a few times and wait for them to open it up. It took about 15 minutes Christmas Weekend. Well worth the wait. Bring water. This is not an easy ramble. It is tough but doable if you are in relatively good shape. Enjoy !!

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Minneapolis, MN
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This was 2.2 miles of pure hell but worth the effort and a rewarding view on the summit. We are 59 and 61, in good shape. We recently hiked Angels Landing in Zion and thought that was pretty tough, this is tougher, pretty much rock climbing. It was never an option to turn around, we were going to do it... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

In Vancouver, BC, we have a mountain that we climb and the trail is called the "Grouse Grind". This is Phoenix's "Grind"--on steroids. The climb is steep, so much so that two hands are needed for balance and extra adhesion to the mountain (try to bring your water in a backpack, camelback or some other holder), and you may be... More 

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Seattle
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This hike has a quick gain in elevation, pretty tough for those out of shape. It is extremely crowded as it is one of the most popular hikes in the area. If you enjoy hiking with your dog, this isn't the place to go, dogs are not permitted in this park and for good reason. The trail is rugged and... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The climb requires to be comfortable to walk in unstable terrain with steep inclines and boulder fields. Not a train that can be attacked with heels or sandals ... good shoes required! The view from the top is unforgettable :)

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Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

this was a tough hike for me. It was mostly rock climbing. it was a great view from the top. Well worth the effort actually.

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Hermosillo, Mexico
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155 reviews 155 reviews
24 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We are not regular hikers,so we thought we can make it to the top. The first part its easy, there its several "resting" areas, and places to take pics. Then, we saw the real climb, about 15 min. from the begining. My husband finished that part, but I couldn't. I didn't want to be sored next day. I definitely want... More 

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