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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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Spectacular hike with amazing views! Bring your iPhone or camera and go late afternoon and stay through sunset for the most incredible pictures! The sunset colors change every... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
atlshell
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spectacular hike with amazing views! Bring your iPhone or camera and go late afternoon and stay through sunset for the most incredible pictures! The sunset colors change every minute. This trail can be an intense and difficult hike the entire 1.23 miles to the summit. It ascends 1,280 ft, from 1,424 ft above sea level to 2,704 ft, but is... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I are here in Scottsdale for business. Not having researched our trip, prior to coming down, I simply inquired on tripadvisor to see the main attractions. We thought a little desert hike would be excellent on such a beautiful winter day (75 F). Parking was impossible initially, as there was a rescue taking place. The security man... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Echo Canyon is both challenging and amazing! The hike seems to keep climbing once you think it's finished. But, keep going and know the summit is worth the challenge. I saw all body types and ages on the mountain. Be smart: bring water, snacks, stay on the trail and know your limits. If you're visiting from out of town this... More 

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philadelphi
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This was an incredible experience. I have previously hiked in various national parks in the southwest but this was totally different - more of a rock climb (though no special gear/equipment required). Very strenuous so you should be fit but a great work out and super fun. We did Cholla too - we were told Echo Canyon was more strenuous,... More 

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Scottsdale, AZ
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87 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Let me say again. This is crowded! If looking for a quiet hike, this is not the place. Beautiful views. Be in shape, bring water, wear a hat and proper hiking shoes. Do not go if you have issues and do not leave trail !!!!

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Kennewick, Washington
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

One of the more rugged hikes in Phoenix but an out-of-shape 64-year-old like me survived the climb. Kids will love it! There are stair rails to help you in the steeper (scarier) sections. The real treat right now (December 19) was seeing Santa and a real Cristmas tree at the top. Santa was even giving out candy canes! You won't... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Amazing location and great views. worth the time and effort. Dress casual and comfortable. Very quiet place and somewhere to reflect.

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Phoenix, az
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is a good place to go for a hike. It is a steep hike so know that this is not a stroll up the hill. Bring water and stay on the trail. So many people do not bring enough water, especially when it is hot and get dehydrated. You will be surprised that people have died on this hike.... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
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633 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Although I wasn't properly prepared to hike up Echo Canyon Trail, it was still amazing to do a little hiking and see some amazing views (although I didn't have the time...or shoes!!!... to make it to the top). This attraction is free to the public, and open during daylight hours. It is definitely an off-road hiking trail, so proper footwear... More 

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Xyz
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Camelback mountain is a must-do hike IF you're in good shape and don't mind crawling once in a while. This has some easy parts of the trail and then some challenging parts, but well worth it the climb. Great workout.

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