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All reviews echo canyon great hike challenging hike bring water great workout hiking shoes coming down lots of water worth the effort trail head rock climbing worth the climb parking spot running shoes start early decent shape wear good shoes
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This is a must-do while in Scottsdale! We did the Echo Canyon Trail and it is very challenging, but as long as you take your time and bring plenty of water, I'd say that even moderate fitness levels could do it. Make sure you go...More

Thank shawndavies
Reviewed 5 days ago

Camelback Mountain is a challenging hike, especially the last 20%, nearly a vertical climb. The views from the summit are absolutely worth the effort. BREATHTAKING and REWARDING! I would recommend this hike to anyone in average shape or better. Be sure to have appropriate shoes...More

Thank Tampagal77
Reviewed 5 days ago

This mountain is one of the many desert trails that one can hike to enjoy the desert beauty. Its a small mountain, that any one can easily hike. Must have the will power and energy to experience the beauty of nature in this way.

Thank sunilbernard
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Parking is a bit of an issue here, you have to park on the street and then walk through the neighborhood to get to the entrance. I guess the people that live there were fed up with the hikers’ vehicles... :) It is not a...More

Thank Dessie K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Come to the Camelback during the winter/Spring time period. If its the summer, you best be equipped. Its red hot here. The entire area is a blast. If you golf, there is Camelback golf resort. Awesome! Great restaurants are all around after a long day...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Do not go hike this just for the photos, seriously this is a great hike, and it is not for people who do not hike. Please pick up your trash (or just don't bring anything besides water!).

Thank lizj849
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fairly rugged hike, with an incredible pay off in the end, of the entire Phoenix Valley. The hike gets gradually more difficult as you go, so experience doing something like this is a definite plus. (they airlifted a woman with a broken...More

Thank erik d
Reviewed 1 week ago

Start early and bring water. We hiked up from the Cholla trailhead which mostly followed a walk-able path. We decided to hike down the other side of the mountain to the Echo Canyon trailhead. This hike was definitely steeper and required climbing down/up rocks (more...More

Thank Dave K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently climbed this mountain via the Echo Canyon Summit Trail and back down and it’s one exhilarating experience. The other trail is Cholla trail which some people claim easier. Experience tells me that you NEVER treat a climb or trek EASY for any reason...More

1  Thank Jeofrey_BB
Reviewed 1 week ago

Travel down McDowell; on the south side there is a scenic starting point to begin your hike. A beautiful area. Away from all; seeing the beauty of nature with the city below.

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Saul R
August 31, 2018|
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Response from karen2450 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the time of day! It can be 114 degrees at 1 PM. Best to hike VERY early in the AM and bring more water than you think you need. Lately the average temp has been 104.
February 10, 2018|
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Response from Jason B | Reviewed this property |
No, you can’t drive to the top.
January 29, 2018|
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Response from Blaine J | Reviewed this property |
yes there are at the trail start but nothing after that, that is the same for 90% of the trails we have done in Arizona and California.