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Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area

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Address: 5700 North Echo Canyon Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85018
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(602) 261-8318

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A hike to fabulous views of Phoenix. Burns up a few wobbly-pops too.

Hiked up this little mountain on a cool January day. The climb is marked "extremely difficult " but for anyone with some hiking experience, this is simply a strenuous uphill hike... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Port Hardy, Canada
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Port Hardy, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Hiked up this little mountain on a cool January day. The climb is marked "extremely difficult " but for anyone with some hiking experience, this is simply a strenuous uphill hike with some negotiation of large rocks and narrow crevices with many high steps up and many deep knee bends on the way down. It took me almost an hour... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Yes, it is crowded but they have done a lot of improvements over the last several years to accommodate the crowds of locals and visitors. This is one of the 2 major daily hiking spots that draws 1000s on a nice day. Echo Canyon is the NW and busiest approach but there is also a trail up the eastern side... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice workout. Very busy though. Lots of bouldering. If you take your time and lots of rest stops for water anyone can do it. I saw all ages from 5-75 on the trail but predominately young (teens-twenties). I took my hiking poles and they did help in some places. Shorts are sufficient to wear.

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Newport Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Last Saturday my sisters and I enjoyed hiking the trails of Echo Canyon Trails. The views are amazing. Parking can be a problem. We lucked out and they had just reopened the gate after being closed form being full. I would recommend going early in the morning.

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Worthington, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hint--dress in active-wear. I stayed in a resort about a mile away and walked. It was cool, so I opted for jeans and a t-shirt. My options were limited since I only travelled with a carry-on. I'm active and do triathlons, but my 47-year old self was huffing and puffing just from the walk to the trail head and the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would do again. Take water, even on cool, cloudy day. My preteen and teen loved this hike, but wear good shoes for steep climbs. Please see my review of Camelback Mountain for more info.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

This was about an hour drive from our hotel. We did about a 2 hour hike which was enough for us to get some good views and exercise.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

This was our second time to hike this trail up Camelback. We usually do the more forgiving triail, Cholla. However we did enjoy the challenge of this trail. And there is a parking lot at the trailhead and restrooms. And we saw a park ranger here on the trail as well. This trail is labeled "extremely difficult" so use caution.... More 

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San Antonio, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

This is the main trail up Camelback Mountain. It is a great hike. I highly suggest going up this trail, then down the Cholla trail on the other side, and take an Uber back to your car in the Echo Canyon parking area.

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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

On our recent visit to Phoenix we stayed at an Airbnb near the Phoenician Resort. My wife dropped me off at the Echo Canyon trailhead. I hiked up the Echo Canyon trail and down the Cholla trail and then back to our place on city streets. It took almost 3 hours and was about 5 miles total. There were about... More 

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