We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Camelback Mountain

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: Camelback East
As featured in 3 Days in Phoenix and 1 other guide
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Phoenix, AZ 85018
Phone Number: 6022618318
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
$70*
and up
Phoenix / Valley Area Highlights
More Info
$179*
and up
Hot Air Balloon Ride over the Sonoran Desert

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,437 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 961
    Excellent
  • 357
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Enjoyable (but Challenging) Hike!

We hiked the "easier" Cholla trail on Camelback as a family with teens. You have to get out there early (at sunrise) in the summer and take as much water as possible. It is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Beairdsb
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

1,437 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,392: English reviews
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We hiked the "easier" Cholla trail on Camelback as a family with teens. You have to get out there early (at sunrise) in the summer and take as much water as possible. It is a much more difficult hike than I was expecting. I think the heat and unrelenting sunshine got to me a bit. The climb becomes much more... More 

Helpful?
Thank Beairdsb
Paradise Valley, Arizona
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I assume this review should address the experience of climbing the mountain. To look at it from the valley or desert below is grand enough, and there is definitely the shape of a camel, including the head (on the West end). It is a highly sought after residential location, with its dramatic heights, large boulders and views. Climbing from the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Arthur P
Sarasota, Florida
Level Contributor
691 reviews
226 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place to hike and spent quality time with family and friends. We had a great time and felt safe the entire time. Take water with you!!!!

Helpful?
Thank Scott S
Reno, United States
Level Contributor
35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A great place to train for longer and wilder hikes. Can get crowded, arrive early to park easily. Went in November so temperature was perfect.

Helpful?
Thank Christine L
Scottsdale, Arizona
Level Contributor
47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great place to go for a early morning hike and feel some burn. Nice vistas of the city and lots of company usually. Not bachata home that can Bebe joyed by people of different conditioning.

Helpful?
Thank JOSEPIENKNAGURA
Cotia, SP
Level Contributor
51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

November was the perfect month to hike Camelback Mountain. The place is so beautiful, inspiring, really unique. I had been there about 20 years ago and I remember enjoying it a lot, but this time I got so much more from it.

Helpful?
1 Thank Marcos G
Baltimore
Level Contributor
35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this hike at 6:00 a.m. in June and it was already 95 degrees out. If you aren't a hiker, I wouldn't go to the top. If it is hot out, bring lots of water - LOTS of water. One daily hiker (he hikes this every day) told me that about 3-4 people die here every year from falling... More 

Helpful?
Thank TrendyTravellers
Hartville, Ohio, United States
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all .......I have the view of Camelback Mt. From my bedroom window....it is fun to watch the changes on the mountain....for example ....when the sun is out during the day....it looks like the head of the mountain has sun glasses on!

Helpful?
Thank Bea M
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
51 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i was fortunate enough to live across the street from this beautiful site. suggest in the heat do not hike. my favorites times was nov thru march...........

Helpful?
Thank paulawernke
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Level Contributor
21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bring water plenty of water. Be aware this is not a park walk. A short extreme hard climb/hike. Like to climb up west and hike down the east

Helpful?
Thank Goeres

Travelers who viewed Camelback Mountain also viewed

Phoenix, Central Arizona
 
Phoenix, Central Arizona
Phoenix, Central Arizona
 

Been to Camelback Mountain? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Camelback Mountain and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question
Lewiston, UTAH
London, United Kingdom
10 months ago
Boston, Massachusetts

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Camelback Mountain staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?