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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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Arrive _very_ early on weekends

This was the only mountain in Phoenix we hiked, so I don't have any context to compare it to others. Arrived ~ 7am on a Sunday, and the lot was full (so no entry). There is no... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Traverse City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This was the only mountain in Phoenix we hiked, so I don't have any context to compare it to others. Arrived ~ 7am on a Sunday, and the lot was full (so no entry). There is no nearby area to park (and per the city web site, you will get a major fine if you try), so we drove around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I consider myself somewhat fit (about 10 to 12 hours a week BJJ, 3 to 5 mile runs twice a week) and this trail was still kicking my butt. You don't have to be a super athlete to enjoy this trail, but please if you are in less than stellar shape, take your time and pack plenty of fluids. Parking... More 

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Oak Island, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Other than the parking, what's not to like. Best view of the city by far. For an epic adventure, take the Cholla trail down the other side and back to Echo Canyon. That's over 6 miles of tough hiking. Stay away in the summer if not conditioned for it. Many people have gotten in real trouble and some even died... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Wonderful experience, took our 6 year old from the low country of SC and she hung with everyone. It can be strenuous at the top but you don't have to go that far if you don't want to. Worth it though for the views!

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spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Climbing Camelback mountain is a must when visiting AZ. There are two trails Echo and Cholla. Echo is a bit more steep but gets you up the mountain a little faster.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Tough hike, but worth the effort. Incredible views, and a great family experience. I didn't think we would make it up, because of my 10 yr old son, but he did awesome. Had a nice picnic on the summit.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This trail is awesome. The trail at certain part you have to climb over several boulders I to get to the next section. There are railing in the earlier part of the trail to help you get up the trail safely but once you pass that point you're on your own. If you can make it through the challenging part... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Great Trail! Great for anybody! Saw 5 year old on it! Make sure you bring a camelbak and get there early. There is barley any parking. A must see!

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I have hiked echo canyon trail a few times and it is not for the faint of heart (literally! Don't want any heart attacks). The views are absolutely the best in the valley and worth crossing off of the bucket list. Probably not the best place for a causal tourist hike. Avoid in the summer unless you go super early,... More 

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Sunbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

It was awesome and for a novice like me took about 2 hours on each side, give or take. Dogs and family friendly. If you are here you have to try. It is one I will come back to year after year when I come to AZ. :-)

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Address: Address: 5700 North Echo Canyon Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Phone Number: 626 417 9882
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Camelback East

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