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Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area

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Address: 5700 North Echo Canyon Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85018
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(602) 261-8318

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Fun and challenging, but be prepared

Hint--dress in active-wear. I stayed in a resort about a mile away and walked. It was cool, so I opted for jeans and a t-shirt. My options were limited since I only travelled with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Bill T
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Worthington, Ohio
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Worthington, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Hint--dress in active-wear. I stayed in a resort about a mile away and walked. It was cool, so I opted for jeans and a t-shirt. My options were limited since I only travelled with a carry-on. I'm active and do triathlons, but my 47-year old self was huffing and puffing just from the walk to the trail head and the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would do again. Take water, even on cool, cloudy day. My preteen and teen loved this hike, but wear good shoes for steep climbs. Please see my review of Camelback Mountain for more info.

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Thank mnlakesgirl2
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was about an hour drive from our hotel. We did about a 2 hour hike which was enough for us to get some good views and exercise.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This was our second time to hike this trail up Camelback. We usually do the more forgiving triail, Cholla. However we did enjoy the challenge of this trail. And there is a parking lot at the trailhead and restrooms. And we saw a park ranger here on the trail as well. This trail is labeled "extremely difficult" so use caution.... More 

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San Antonio, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is the main trail up Camelback Mountain. It is a great hike. I highly suggest going up this trail, then down the Cholla trail on the other side, and take an Uber back to your car in the Echo Canyon parking area.

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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

On our recent visit to Phoenix we stayed at an Airbnb near the Phoenician Resort. My wife dropped me off at the Echo Canyon trailhead. I hiked up the Echo Canyon trail and down the Cholla trail and then back to our place on city streets. It took almost 3 hours and was about 5 miles total. There were about... More 

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I am afraid I may not be the best help on this one, as it was a bit out of my league. Even the most seasoned looked tired on the way back. We completed the easiest part of the hike, and it was well worth it. This hike is within walking spdistance of Sanctuary Resort and is a nice walk.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Spent half a day here with my 6 year old daughter who had a blast going to the top! People on the trail were High 5ing her more and more as we got to the top. Definitely a day to remember. Remember to bring plenty of water.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

One of the prettiest areas in all of the Phoenix metro area. The northwest corner of Camelback Mountain is a little bit of Sedona dropped in Phoenix. Beautiful for the eyes plus completely updated recently. Limited parking so always good to get there early.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Incredible hike. It is "extreme" as the trail signs warn. But if you are in decent shape you'll have no problem. Best to go early in the morning when it isn't too hot and the sunlight is best for photography. I did it one way, hiking the 1.2 miles up the Echo Canyon trail, and 1.4 miles down the Chollo... More 

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