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Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area

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5700 North Echo Canyon Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85018
+1 602-261-8318
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Very Challenging, but worth it

This was one of the most challenging/difficult hikes I’ve ever done, but it was totally worth it... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tami B
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Littleton, Colorado
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Amazing sunrise hike !

I've hiked all over the world and this short but very challenging hike (2.4 mi. up and back) is a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bill S
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Los Alamitos, California
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“great hike” (23 reviews)
“bring water” (19 reviews)
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5700 North Echo Canyon Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Camelback East
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"camelback mountain"
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"great hike"
in 23 reviews
"bring water"
in 19 reviews
"great workout"
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"take your time"
in 14 reviews
"challenging hike"
in 12 reviews
"favorite hike"
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"ample water"
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"hand rails"
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"bring enough"
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"park ranger"
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"wear hiking shoes"
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"hiking experience"
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"large boulders"
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"decent shape"
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"parking lot was full"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was one of the most challenging/difficult hikes I’ve ever done, but it was totally worth it. Go early before it gets hot and make sure you have plenty of water. Needed both hands at times, so bring a backpack to put your water in,...More

Thank Tami B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I've hiked all over the world and this short but very challenging hike (2.4 mi. up and back) is a jewel. I wouldn't recommend this for people who aren't fit or are faint of heart. The views, particularly at sunrise were awesome. Lots of people...More

Thank Bill S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plan on spending a few hours on the way up. It can be incredibly steep, so we had to take lots of breaks. We went down the trail on the otherside, which offered new views. I recommend it!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was huffing and puffing at the end, but it was well worth it. The trail is very steep at times. Started before daybreak and avoided the heat. Just missed sunrise. Took about an hour to get to summit.

Thank Daniel K
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Decided to go with some co workers. The trail is very challenging however if you are up to it the views from the top are outstanding. Great way to spend 3 hours on a sunny, but not too hot afternoon.

1  Thank PTycz
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Like multiple other reviews, you must have some hiking experience and be in decent shape to actually enjoy this hike. My friend a I did this as a sprint hike and made it to the top and back town in 1 hour and 15 minutes,...More

Thank Bielmeier2
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This is 1.2 miles straight up and then 1.2 miles straight down. You have to be in excellent shape and strong. Do not attempt this hike if you aren’t in good shape, can’t lift your body weight or don’t have stamina. Be sure you have...More

4  Thank Doglover3336
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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

My husband & I did a moderate/difficult hike here & I'm 6 months pregnant! Definitely a workout but fun & worth it. There are easy trails, moderate, moderate/difficult & difficult/ strenuous trails as well.. something for everyone. Note: some do not have restroom areas &...More

2  Thank candratm
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

This is my 2nd time taking this hike! This time I brought a friend with me! She had NO idea what she was in for, but loved the challenge! The weather was high, overcast clouds, so not that hot! The only real drawback the Camelback...More

1  Thank nycommuter
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Great views of Phoenix, we got there early enough for good parking. My 50 yr old husband and teenagers made it up like nothing. Me being overweight and out of shape I went at my own pace, took my time and got to the top....More

2  Thank Tangirl94
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diamonguy
13 April 2018|
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Response from Autumnm00n | Reviewed this property |
Sunrise. Is the best time to get there earlier the better do not attempt in the dark it gets extremely difficult the first half mile not bad but when you start up the part with the railing use both hands. Bring mucho water... More
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Jennifer W
20 January 2018|
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Response from Autumnm00n | Reviewed this property |
No this is a difficult trail you can go partly up not far it you want but it gets extreme at parts
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annelalla5
12 August 2017|
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Response from Denise G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late response. performancetours in Breckenridge. If you google that it should bring you right to the rafting company we used.
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