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Camelback Mountain

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Neighbourhood: Camelback East
As featured in 3 Days in Phoenix and 1 other guide
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Address: Phoenix, AZ 85018
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Hiking Camelback Mountain

Camelback Mountain hike was a lot of fun. It is important to bring LOTS of water, more than what you drink normally if you are not from Arizona.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Camelback Mountain hike was a lot of fun. It is important to bring LOTS of water, more than what you drink normally if you are not from Arizona.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tried climbing it in the middle of the day in July.... Probably not the best idea lol. Made it 3/4 of the way and had to turn around. Even then though, really fun hike with great views.

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Thank Josh G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There are 3 trails that lead up to the top of Camelback. My wife and I hiked up the trail named "Cholla". It's labeled as expert difficulty. This was our first mountain hike, and we're really not in great shape and we were able to complete it in under two hours. I'd say its more of an endurance test than... More 

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Thank Edward C
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been hiking here since i was a small child!! Breathtaking views (sunrise/set is a must see!) a variety of trails, and friendly people. For a small, easy going, dog friendly hike try "hole in the rock" on one side it over looks the phoenix zoo and the other will gice you some nice views of the city :)

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This wonderful park includes great hiking trails that take you to the top of this peak. One should be in good health and good physical condition to do these hikes. Reaching the top is a nice accomplishment and the reward is a wide sweeping view of the valley.

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Thank Paintboy62
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is definitely a strenuous hike. I made it all the way up to the top. There are some parts where you might have to use your hands to climb on through the rocky terrain. They do have railings at two different places to help us out. It felt so good to make it to the top, it did take... More 

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Thank Ro G
Duryea, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time but it is a bit of a tourist trap. Tons and tons of people. Some people left trash around or where afraid to scramble down the rocks. Beautiful view.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love climbing Camelback Mountain every time I get to Phoenix. I usually stay at the Biltmore which is close by. This can be s challenging hike but very doable. Being along a bottle of water, the first time I climbed I only had an apple but I was fine. The view of the valley from the top is memorable,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Though only 1.5 miles to the top, the hike up Camelback is an "honest" mountain climb with plenty of steep sections and minor scrambling. The views on the way up are excellent and the summit affords a 360-degree view of the Valley of the Sun. A note of caution: the parking lot fills quickly. We arrived in darkness on a... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely beautiful view with so much to see. Enjoyed our quick trip up here to see all the sights!

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