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All reviews echo canyon great hike challenging hike bring water great workout coming down hiking shoes lots of water trail head worth the effort worth the climb running shoes rock climbing parking spot start early decent shape wear good shoes
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Reviewed yesterday

Me and my husband are not experience hikers took us 4 hours to hike echo canyon trail round trip taking our time with rest and everything but view was worth with. If you plan to come here hiking shoes is recommended, bring water with you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank kfsvc78
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband really wanted to hike Camelback Mountain, so I was hesitant but agreed. There’s a reason this hike is considered a double black diamond. It is not for the novice hiker (i.e. me) The start is great, but then you get about 1/4 of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank kingston1229
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So I went for a hike with my nephew, up Camelback Mountain. I am slightly over weight, and from the pictures you can see I had regular tennis shoes and was wearing pants. A few area had stones where I didn't have traction. It was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Noel_92101
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a tough, steep hike with great city views at the top. It took us (fit, but not hurried people) a little over an hour to climb to the drop and we were dripping with sweat when we arrived - be sure to bring...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sporty1823
Reviewed 1 week ago

Echo Trail was a great way to climb Camelback Mountain. It was 60 degrees and partly cloudy, so much more comfortable then when my co-worker did it on a 90 degree day. Good parking, restrooms, and water at the trailhead. Trail is very well marked....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank CraigH08
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous hike that will challenge you. Over 1400 feet of elevation gain in a mile and a half. Lots of rock scrambling. Do yourself a favor and take a few snacks for a beautiful picnic at the top. Only downside is that this is a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GingerH374
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Camelback mountain is a great hike that you should definitely consider when in the Phoenix area. I was in Phoenix for a work conference and decided to take a break and this was a great way to spend the late afternoon. It was a short...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank M6692VBemilyb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous views all around. One of my favorite hikes anywhere. It is a challenge for most of us since it gets pretty steep at the top.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank FamilytravellerTX
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not an easy hike, particularly if you are not used to the warmer AZ temperatures, the dryer air, and the dust. Be prepared with bottles of water, take your time, and do the hike with a friend or group.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank EaglesPrincess
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hike is always a challenge. November is a great time of year to do it. Wonderful views at the summit! I’m 50 and will hopefully continue to make this hike!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Saul R
31 August 2018|
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Response from karen2450 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the time of day! It can be 114 degrees at 1 PM. Best to hike VERY early in the AM and bring more water than you think you need. Lately the average temp has been 104.
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Pansy08
11 February 2018|
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Response from RuthO3 | Reviewed this property |
No. You cannot drive up to the top of the mountain. However, for the Cholla Trail, you can park very close and start your trek up.
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mrspalmer82
29 January 2018|
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Response from Blaine J | Reviewed this property |
yes there are at the trail start but nothing after that, that is the same for 90% of the trails we have done in Arizona and California.
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