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Camelback Mountain Trail

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Camelback Mountain Trail is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Phoenix, AZ that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

4.7 miles 2483 feet Out & Back



nature trips

rock climbing

trail running



wild flowers


Distinctive and dominant on the Phoenix landscape, Camelback Mountain is just begging to be conquered. Distinctive and dominant on the Phoenix landscape, Camelback Mountain is just begging to be conquered. The two different routes to the 2,680ft summit offer different challenges, and both are featured in this guide. Echo Canyon is the popular route, which ascends 1,400 foot up the western side of the mountain in just over a mile. The journey quickly becomes a real leg-burner but delivers some good hiking experiences and a varied terrain. The Cholla trail heads up a well maintained trail on Camelback's east flank, but becomes a challenging and technical ascent upon reaching the ridgeline. This fun 1.3 mile route becomes increasingly rocky and precipitous, and though the conditions here are not extreme, we'd certainly urge caution and wouldn't recommend this route for young children or folk with a strong aversion to heights. Elevation gain: - Approx. 1,300ft (from 1,450 - 2,680ft)

6 days ago

Great workout!!!

9 days ago

Amazing. Definitely a climb to remember! Go early and bring water!

10 days ago

This is my favorite place to hike! Always intense, but always well worth it!

11 days ago

If you are looking to test your limits and really challenge your body, this is a incredibly satisfying hike. I would highly recommend to anyone who is moderately active. Getting to the top is so worth it; the spectacular view all around. You cannot be disappointed! Highly recommend plenty of water and some high protein snacks. Remember sunscreen.

12 days ago

If your looking for a work out this is the mountain your looking for! The top is amazing in the evening!
Bring your Camelpack!!

24 days ago

Great workout on the north entrance, but too crowded for my taste. Actually like the south entrance hike scenery (white flat rocks that remind you of dinosaur fossils) but the mile walk down the street and thru the neighborhood just to get to the trail is really inconvenient.

25 days ago

Beautiful views. Seem easy at first becomes difficult very quickly. Drink LOTS of water

27 days ago

One of my favourite hikes to date! So beautiful. A great scrambling mix :)

28 days ago

I haven't done anything like this in years. It was a lot of fun though. I went on a Friday early morning. Not to packed.

28 days ago

1 month ago

One of my favorites!

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1 month ago

Living about a mile away I often biked there before my hike. I have done both sides numerous times and it's great both ways. I would suggest starting super early in the morn and not on the weekends. Always packed but always a good time! :)

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3 years ago

Nice, easy hike that offers cool views of Phoenix and the surrounding area.