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Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area

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Address: 5700 North Echo Canyon Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85018
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Please DO NOT attempt to hike this mountain unless you actually live in Arizona or have been in the Valley for at least a week. You need to have acclimated yourself with the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Please DO NOT attempt to hike this mountain unless you actually live in Arizona or have been in the Valley for at least a week. You need to have acclimated yourself with the weather. Especially the heat. Many times it can be 90 by 8 am. Regardless if it is dry heat, any heat is dangerous! If you must attempt... More 

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Oak Creek, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Love the scrambling aspect, you must get up early 4 or 5 am to get parking and beat most of the crowds. Great views and exercise.

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Phoenix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a great hike - but not for the faint at heart. Every year people get off the trail, or don't take water. So- if you are in shape, this is the hike. But take water, be in shape- don't go off the trail. Be prepared for some great times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The trail is well maintained and highly traveled. It has an elevation of 1,300 feet over 1.16 miles, so it is challenging. I believe most people can make it to the top even if they are out of shape. You will encounter slow hikers as well as folks that run up the mountain. It has rewarding views and the top... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The trail is one of the most visited spot in Phoenix.I am not one with an athletic body ,however I loved the hiking experience on the trail.We began early in the morning as it is suggested to avoid heat/sun as much as possible.The round trip is near about 2.5 miles so get your best trekking shoes and lots of water/energizer... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

It is a well maintained area with easy access to an impressive nature made amphitheater. The sage and wild flowers were prolific against the shear rock walls of the park. I only wish one of us had a good singing voice because the sound from the area is awesome. Well worth the stop you can make it as quick as... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Be prepared to go early in the morning, or you will regret it. This hike may kick your butt, but when you see people of all different ages running up this mountain like it's nothing, you just keep pushing to enjoy the beautiful views.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Round trip hike is a little under 2.46 miles. Vertical climb is over 1200 feet . Get there early to beat the heat. I climbed it at 1 pm at 98 degrees. Drank about 2 liters of water. Took me an 1hour and 10 min up with pictures and about 40 min down. Make sure you have good shoes there... More 

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Hesperia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

First time there. Very pretty, clean. Daily hiking or jogging routine on trails for some and site seeing visit from out of town hikes for others. Really enjoyed it. Parking can be scarse during busy times.

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Dramatic, one of a kind beauty that you find in the heart of one of the largest cities in the U.S.A.

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