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Great exercise, advanced skill level needed

This is the more challenging side of Camelback. The higher up you go, the steeper the climb, less... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Indianapolis, Indiana
More pleasant way up

Unlike Écho, Cholla is a nice walk up without any scrambling but once past the saddle to the summit... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
Flagstaff, Arizona
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All reviews echo canyon bring lots of water great hike nice challenge moderate hike hiking shoes phoenician resort take your time avoid the crowds experienced hikers start early mile hike beat the heat gets hot couple of hours saddle summit
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the more challenging side of Camelback. The higher up you go, the steeper the climb, less markings for the trails, and more dangerous. This trail is known for injuries and rescues so be cautious if this is your first time hiking here. The...More

Thank ChiTravel84
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Unlike Écho, Cholla is a nice walk up without any scrambling but once past the saddle to the summit it becomes more difficult similar to Echo with some scrambling Involved. Distance to the saddle is little over one mile. Cholla is a good alternative to...More

1  Thank DucDan1144
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Take your water and enjoy the views but remember it gets hot in the summer and this is not an easy trail

Thank Deborah P
Reviewed 21 June 2018

My husband and I and our three teenage kids (14-19) hiked the Cholla trail while in town college touring. I would call this hike more of a climb then a hike. Our family is all in good shape so it was fine but I would...More

Thank Michelle V
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Come from the UK for a couple of weeks every year and my daily hike is up Cholla. If I am not hill fit it takes me a couple of days to do the run straight to the summit but the views are fab and...More

Thank alisontoia
Reviewed 1 May 2018

In preparation for our annual work conference, I decided to sponsor a hike up Cholla Trail. Search You Tube for my video which gives great info for you. Title is "Camelback Hike - Cholla Trail." In the vid, I outline where to park (Invergordon), what...More

1  Thank Thane W
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Our least favourite hike in Phoenix. Views amazing along the way. But the trail is easy to veer off as it is not very well marked in the more technical spots. We found the footing sketchy and dangerous in spots. Take your time.

Thank Nlenigma
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We hiked up Camelback using the Cholla trail. It was my husband and I and four kids ranging from ages 16-10. One thing we did not know going into this, is that you cannot park at the trail head. We had to park on the...More

1  Thank RobsLaw
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Nice hike even though we didn’t make it to the top. Challenging. Crowded but dual able. Parking is horrible!!! Please pay attention to where you park. We got a $72 parking ticket. The signs for no parking are not clearly marked.

Thank 237cynthiad
Reviewed 18 March 2018

This trail appealed to us because we heard it offered gorgeous views. Parking is non-existent; some hikers were ubering but we parked legally along Invergordon Rd and walked a mile to the trailhead. Be sure to wear hiking boots. A young man in front of...More

Thank Anne M
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Response from mikeF2182FI | Reviewed this property |
uber to the trail
24 March 2017|
Response from Yrneh1 | Reviewed this property |
Lordy! I don't know, but from the map it's only 1.3 miles. I hiked it a bunch a while ago. Of course you have to walk a bit (1/4 to 1/2 mile) from where you park. Posts aren't something I focus on either. Ride a bike to the... More