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Camelback Mountain

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Neighborhood: Camelback East
As featured in 3 Days in Phoenix and 1 other guide
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Fun but tourist trap

Had a great time but it is a bit of a tourist trap. Tons and tons of people. Some people left trash around or where afraid to scramble down the rocks. Beautiful view.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Duryea, Pennsylvania
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Duryea, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a great time but it is a bit of a tourist trap. Tons and tons of people. Some people left trash around or where afraid to scramble down the rocks. Beautiful view.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love climbing Camelback Mountain every time I get to Phoenix. I usually stay at the Biltmore which is close by. This can be s challenging hike but very doable. Being along a bottle of water, the first time I climbed I only had an apple but I was fine. The view of the valley from the top is memorable,... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Though only 1.5 miles to the top, the hike up Camelback is an "honest" mountain climb with plenty of steep sections and minor scrambling. The views on the way up are excellent and the summit affords a 360-degree view of the Valley of the Sun. A note of caution: the parking lot fills quickly. We arrived in darkness on a... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Absolutely beautiful view with so much to see. Enjoyed our quick trip up here to see all the sights!

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a good workout. Bring water and a camera. Some spots get steep but very ez to get up. Even for a fat guy like me. The views were great. People on the trail friendly some locals nice folks. Parking is abit weird. You must park on a buzy road and walk up to the trail head. But good warm... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There are many trails up and around the mountain. Make sure to take water and if needed a walking stick - it provides many views of the area and has a lot of local animals and plants to see.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hike is really for more experienced hikers and it's hard to even call it a hike. It's more of a climb. The trail is mostly made up of rocky boulders and requires you to climb with your hands and feet. But if that's the kind of thing you like (like me) then it's a seriously fun hike. If you... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The hike itself is for an experienced hiker. People were going with canes, sandals and dress shoes (not even kidding if I wanted to). The trail is steep, rocky, slippery in parts and people need to be prepared. There were parts that you need to use a lot of leg muscle, your hands and strength to get over a rock.... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my "bucket list" items. This was a difficult climb but just gorgeous and exhilarating. You actually ascend over 1700 feet. We were there in January, the weather was perfect but still needed at least 1 litre of water per person. Cannot imagine doing this in the summer

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

And a chance to brag that "I made it!" Another one of the great American grueling hikes. Some very steep sections. Some parents whose decisions I would question when I see them taking four-year-olds on the trail. NOT a place for little kids. Great views from the top. Lots of locals to chat with once you survive the hike up.... More 

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