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“Not easy at all but beautiful!”
Review of Camelback Mountain

Camelback Mountain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Not easy at all but beautiful!”
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

Okay hiking camelback in July, perhaps not the best idea but in our defense we tried to get started early (6:00am) only to discover the lot was completely full! It was a Sunday. We returned the next day mid morning prepared with sunscreen, hats, and plenty of water. This hike is no joke. I'm am moderately fit and had to rest several times. It's mostly scrambling not hiking. But in the end you are rewarded with a beautiful view and welcome breeze!

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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“morning "hike" -- or climb.”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

This is a climb. If this is your first hike, it may not be for you. We went with friends and I had no idea it was going to give me a bit of a challenge. We had fun, but make sure to go when the weather is cooler and bring lots of water. The mountain is pretty steep and the way down is not an easy trip. Parking fills up quickly at the Echo Canyon trailhead.

Visited July 2014
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Port Norris, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good luck finding it and fighting the crowds.”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

This is just too much. We got lost finding it. Had to park way away from the mountain in a neighborhood. Just weird and honestly there are much better hikes in less traveled areas.

Visited July 2014
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Peoria, Arizona
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46 reviews
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“Never!”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

I would not recommend Camelback Mtn to anyone. Overly traveled. Touristy, parking is impossible. Police give out tickets because the parking lot is so small hikers have to park in residential areas, and they call the cops who issue parking violations. Try squaw Peek and the often forgot about Dreamy Draw which has great hiking paths and the views are better! Believe me you will not be sorry.

Visited July 2014
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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Phoenix vacation”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

We started our hike at 5:45AM. Glad we did! We made it to the top and enjoyed the wonderful view and a snack before coming back down. My husband and I are both in our 50's- if we can do it, so can you!

Visited July 2014
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