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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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Phoenix, Arizona
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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75 reviews 75 reviews
41 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 attraction 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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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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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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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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