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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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Incredible Day

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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AA, Mi
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Attempted this "hike"/rock climb with wife and daughter (age 10) and they had to give up after ~45 minutes and 600/ 1300 vertical feet climb. I returned 3 days later and reached summit in 55 minutes climb + 40 minute descent. This is a very challenging, steep rock climb and not really a hike. Summit view and physical challenge are... More 

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Phoenix
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Take it from a resident that lives with Camelback Mountain and the Echo Canyon Trail in our backyard...be prepared! We see a number of tourists (and locals) attempt this trail and not prepared for the incline and effort it takes. Bring water and turn around if your feel it's too strenuous. We have seen too many rescues.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I woke my friend up at 5am so that we could see the sunrise on this hike.I had read the earlier you get there, the better. Parking was not bad at all since we had gotten there so early. Being from MD we have trail hikes around here and were both in good shape. However, this hike wasn't what we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Visiting Scottsdale from the Seattle area and decided to be adventurous and go for a hike. Which I must say I had never done before. I read reviews on the Echo Canyon and Cholla Trails and settled on Echo Canyon. I did read that this is a challenging hike. But I figured, what the heck, it's only 1.2 miles up.... More 

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Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My boys (age 10 and 13) love to be active and we decided to hike Echo Canyon on the suggestion of a local friend. Little did I know this was part hike, part rock climbing. This is a great challenging hike. We saw people with gloves on and now we know why! Parking is awful in the morning as everyone... More 

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