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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 #7 of 94 Attractions in Phoenix
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Hiking Trails, Outdoors

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Minneapolis, MN
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

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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84 reviews 84 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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9 reviews 9 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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152 reviews 152 reviews
24 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This trail has recently been renovated. It is absolutely a definite challenge, BUT when you reach the top of the summit you will be in heaven!! Every time I make it to the top I feel as though anything is possible. Its not for a beginner but if you are properly prepared with water, sturdy shoes, sunscreen, and some music... More 

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Vail, AZ
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Wow, we stayed at Sanctuary and had brought our bikes with us. In the morning, we rode our bikes around the neighborhood & discovered the Echo Canyon Trail & Recreation Area by luck. It was really well marked for bike riding and hiking, plenty of water fountains and very, very pretty. The area was picked up of litter & we... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Echo canyon trail is a once on a life time experience. I am a terrible hiker but my husband is great. I struggled up the steep path ad he hiked like nobody's business. You will probably read about the horrific parking. The PV post office NASA free shuttle on Saturday.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Even if you don't climb the mountain, this area gives you a good feel of the mountain. I brought my 83 year old mother and she liked it. I had climbed the mountain earlier in the day.

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