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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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