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Camelback Mountain

Phoenix, AZ 85018
+1 602-261-8318
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“great hike” (206 reviews)
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Phoenix, AZ 85018
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+1 602-261-8318
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Go early!!!...to beat the heat. Be prepared with lots of water, sturdy shoes, hat, sunscreen, and good fitness level. The trail is challenging especially since there's not much shade. This is a very popular hike and parking can be hard to find. We rode bikes...More

Thank Vista888
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My friend visited me from Virginia and wanted to hike Camelback Mountain. I got to admit that I was bit scared. Nevertheless, we had a wonderful time and enjoyed the spectacular view. On our way down we did some "geocaching".

Thank christianrE4118DC
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great hike in the middle of Phoenix. Not too strenuous but does involve a bit of scrambling to get to the top so not for the casual hiker. Did this hike on a cloudy, cool day which was perfect. Not a good idea for a...More

Thank CrumpleZ0ne
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Some amazing scenery! Makes for an amazing drive, very fun. You'd never get bored looking around, and the plants and cactus are beautiful as well.

Thank sarahjanayy
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a strenuous hike but well worth it. I love a great adventure and this was a great hike to satisfy that need! Would highly recommend.

Thank adenningmann
Reviewed 5 days ago

I am 50 years old, overweight and not very fit. Plus i was coming over from a cold climate and Arizona was having its hottest heatwave ever. I also did the hike without using the handrails. Suffice to say i think climbing Camelback is more...More

1  Thank paulkehoe888
Reviewed 5 days ago

I live in Phoenix and I used to hike Camelback Mountain 3 times a week, sometimes in the middle of the day at 115 F. Now I try to hike it once a week in the morning. It still gives me the thrill that I...More

Thank Cristian O
Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and his kids go hiking at this mountain almost every other weekend when weather permits, the kids get such a blast from being so high up and being able to almost see forever. I on the other hand have only been there a...More

Thank renecito2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

a great way to workout and get a view of the valley of the sun take plenty of water and make sure your healthy enough it's a tough hike

Thank TG122
Reviewed 1 week ago

could see this mountain from anywhere around Phoenix , I use to sit with Binoculars and watch ppl Climb up and others repel down.. some would get stuck and had to have Medic Chopper save them..

Thank Texasdishman
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Karen K
June 29, 2017|
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Response from dlemicetic1 | Reviewed this property |
It is probably doable any time of year or day given you are in shape and you prepare properly. In shape- are you used to walking longer distances, relatively strong legs and do you have good balance? Properly prepared- wear... More
Fabio V
May 19, 2017|
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Response from krysta w | Reviewed this property |
Nothing will happen but you would want to leave before they shut the gate so you can get out
January 21, 2017|
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Response from tapper99 | Reviewed this property |
As soon after sunrise as possible. If you're driving and it's a weekend, parking can fill up quickly. And you beat the heat.