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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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Great views, nice flora, horrible trail.

This trail has two major drawbacks. I went on it once, will not need to go again. The trail is really boulder hopping, and the crowds are often horrible. Waiting for people to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Mesa, Arizona
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Mesa, Arizona
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100 reviews 100 reviews
51 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This trail has two major drawbacks. I went on it once, will not need to go again. The trail is really boulder hopping, and the crowds are often horrible. Waiting for people to pass on the trail and parking are issues. It is handy, the lower portion of the trail is nice, but I could see when we got up... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I visited the Echo Canyon trail while in town for appointments and needed a break from the city; didn't find it here(spoiler: I'm going to sound like a high maintenance grumpy person)... PROS: Lower portion of trail is nicely maintained and smooth. The rest of the trail is what you'd expect a great hiking trail to be with a few... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Really enjoyed it, but it was not a family hike as I have seen it referred to. It was a hard hike with several rocky parts that required climbing. Wear decent shoes. I had a pair of that were worn to start with and they were pretty close to as flat as Chuck Taylors by the time I finished. Hydrate... More 

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Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States
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235 reviews 235 reviews
85 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Climbed down from the summit of Camelback on this strenuous trail. Not for the faint of heart. You are climbing over boulders and loose rock, and there is a portion of hanging on to a 2 inch round pipe on very steep, smooth rock. No dogs allowed on this trail. Great views, though. Have plenty of water and start early.

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Edmonton, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Climb to the top of Camelback and enjoy 360 degree view of the metro valley. It is a steep climb so good shows with decent cushion is suggested.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

the closure during improvements was a waste. The parking expansion was the only benefit. the dirt instead of the steps made the climb much more difficult for those of us who need firm footing

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Michigan
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Really beautiful trail, but you should be in good shape for it. It was very good to start it -before sunrise (around 6 am) - the view is stunning. In summer, probably, it will be hot there - take a water with you.

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Surprise, Arizona
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

If you like hiking trails, this is not for you. However, this is a very fun bouldering trail that is a great leg workout and tons of fun. Steep inclines are large boulders make up this trail and it is 1.2 miles each way. I recommend it!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This was great little hike with lots of Bouldering and really nice views of Phoenix. Their are a couple of steep inclines but with the help of the railings it was pretty easy. I agree with others that this was a great workout.

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Denton, Texas
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

First, don't attempt to drive here yourself. There are about 20 parking spots and the lot is always full. You cannot park in the neighborhood and the closest place to park is 1.5 miles down the street so the best bet is to Uber it. Make sure you wear hiking shoes and not tennis or running shoes. There are some... More 

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