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

friend recommended this (think I hate him now). We hike pretty regularly so I was OK with the trip up, but be warned. This isn't a easy walk. Wear appropriate foot wear and don't go in the heat of the day. Take water with you,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Carolyn D
Reviewed 2 days ago

This hike is rated extremely difficult. That it is. It was exciting and challenging. At times I had to hold on to the railing and pull myself up. I am 60 and was with my 18 year old granddaughter. I took frequent breaks Don’t miss...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank darbrown30
Reviewed 2 days ago

There are not many major cities with a mountain dead in the center. The view from Camelback is fantastic. But beware, this is not an easy trail. It is steep and tiring and many portions it is more of a rock scramble than a trail....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CampRRMSupport
Reviewed 6 days ago

Parts of the trail require climbing over large rocks. There is a railing at places to help but wear good shoes. Take water if it's hot. The views are spectacular and the trail is well marked and defined.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank travelmkz
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is, if it seems possible, better than you have heard or read. Awesome customer service; great location; fully equipped to meet business and/ or personal needs - a great combo! Fairly priced and fully worth it!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank KCBella
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great hike for people of all experience levels. Beautiful scenery. Hike for an hour or three... no time limits or constraints. Free.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank crobert
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved it ! The mountain is an excellent place to go hiking with the family. It has a good trail and the views of the city of Phoenix is simply great ! I fully recomend this hike !

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Pattyalfa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

BRING WATER!!! Buy a Camelback!!! I cannot express this enough...very important!!! Wow! Let’s just say I didn’t make it to the top, but the distance I went had me sweating!!! This is an amazing hike and should definitely be on your todo list while visiting...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank fyre_74432
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is sorta a long drive followed by a tough walk (For people well past the first social security check.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SSF1943
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not easy to find parking, we took an uber. It was not overly busy when we arrived. There are tow trails the Echo Trail and the Cholla Trail. WE chose to hike the Cholla trail and we were happy we did. It was challenging but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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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