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Reviewed yesterday

Wow, where to start? Yes do the trail early morning, yes take plenty of water, no dont do this trail if you're not fit or a bit iffy with heights! We set off at 8ish, not too early but in September is there a good...More

Thank Tyke9
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I hiked camelback early in the morning as many other reviewers recommended. We are happy that we did this because it is challenging and offers no breaks from the sub. Bring lots of water and pace yourself.

Thank Resa G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I’m 55, I run 3-4 mile a few times a week. This was a great, but tough, hike for a Midwesterner. I started around 0730 on a hot day. I should have started earlier. It was warm. I took a short break in the shade...More

Thank arborstrings
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a great place for hiking! But, be careful what time of the year are you gone for several reasons. Number one if it’s during the summer months or heat but you must take extra water and be very careful you don’t over exert. Also...More

Thank vermeling
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can view Camelback Mountain from a lot of different places around Phoenix Area. We enjoyed the view from the Elements Restaurant.

Thank timesharetraveler11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing better than being on top of Camelback mountain in Arizona during sunset. It holds the special feeling in my heart.

Thank Snezolina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a hard hike but worth it. The beautiful view once your up there is amazing. Sometimes it's hard to find parking, and please don't attempt it without several bottles of water or when its hot. And stay on the trail. Camelback can be...More

Thank Shawna H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time climbing this mountain. This was the first thing we did upon arriving in Phoenix. It was mid afternoon so very hot but we took a backpack with 3 large waters and drank them all. I only made it 3/4 of the...More

Thank Dbailey21
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some technical stuff here, but not too bad. Good mark to hit if you're conditioned is 30 - 45 minutes from the bottom to the top. Taking your time but consistent movement is 1 hour. Rest several times along the way and drink plenty of...More

1  Thank stevehurwitz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great way to see Phoenix. Little difficult to find parking. Make sure you go in the morning or late evening and take lots of water. Nice people along the way. If you have a few hours to spare in the morning or evening...More

1  Thank michaeldanobrien
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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.
11 February 2018|
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Response from Jason B | Reviewed this property |
No, you can’t drive to the top.
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.