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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 #8 of 93 Attractions in Phoenix
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
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Hermosillo, Mexico
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145 reviews 145 reviews
24 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We are not regular hikers,so we thought we can make it to the top. The first part its easy, there its several "resting" areas, and places to take pics. Then, we saw the real climb, about 15 min. from the begining. My husband finished that part, but I couldn't. I didn't want to be sored next day. I definitely want... More

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This trail has recently been renovated. It is absolutely a definite challenge, BUT when you reach the top of the summit you will be in heaven!! Every time I make it to the top I feel as though anything is possible. Its not for a beginner but if you are properly prepared with water, sturdy shoes, sunscreen, and some music... More

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Vail, AZ
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Wow, we stayed at Sanctuary and had brought our bikes with us. In the morning, we rode our bikes around the neighborhood & discovered the Echo Canyon Trail & Recreation Area by luck. It was really well marked for bike riding and hiking, plenty of water fountains and very, very pretty. The area was picked up of litter & we... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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42 reviews 42 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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