Echo Canyon Summit Trail

HARD 393 reviews
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Echo Canyon Summit Trail is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

2.5 miles 1732 feet Out & Back



nature trips

rock climbing


wild flowers




no dogs

A nice, quick, steep little leg-burner. The Echo Canyon parking area & trail are closed for improvements & parking expansion through Fall and Winter 2013. It's ok though, just take the Cholla trail that you can access via E Cholla Lane. Camelback Mountain is iconic throughout the Phoenix area, and is perhaps the most popular of in-town hiking locations. Extreme heat, no shade, and thick crowds make this a difficult hike during the summer months. The summit offers view of the Phoenix metro area. It's a little over a mile to the summit from either the east or west trailhead, or 4.3mi or so point-to-point.

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4 days ago

This is a workout more than a "hike". Busy always but if you are looking for a workout you won't be disappointed. The view on top is wonderful and yesterday they even had a Christmas tree decorated on top!

5 days ago

Excellent climb........ scenic views. I'm in love

8 days ago

Toughest hike in the Phx area. Full body workout. I have a love/hate relationship with this trail. Take plenty of water. Definitely a must do but remember it's rated extremely hard for a reason!

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10 days ago

The sunrise view is unreal!

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16 days ago

Love love love this trail!

17 days ago

Great workout and awesome views!

19 days ago

Challenging and fun! Took us about 3 hours from top to bottom, but we did sit for about 30 min to enjoy the views.

20 days ago

Great views of the city! This is a must for the local and tourists alike as it offers a quick 20-30 min uphill workout in the middle of town. It's quick and easy to get to. If you are a fast workout hiker like me, then this is a good one to add to the weekly quiver. Moderate to easy quickie.

23 days ago

Such a great total body workout. Always feel like a rock star when I get to the top!

24 days ago

Great morning hike!

26 days ago

27 days ago

Little scrambly, used the railings! lots of "regulars". Newly redone parking and trail start. Great quick hike!

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30 days ago

Path makes this easy but a nice elevation change allows for a great work out if you hustle