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Echo Canyon Summit Trail

Phoenix, AZ

Echo Canyon Summit Trail is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Phoenix, AZ 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

Recent Reviews

on Humphrey's Peak
3 hours ago

hiking
5 Completed6 Reviews

Hard difficulty if headed to the peak. Once you reach the saddle you'd be tired and that last mile to the peak is even more difficult. I think it takes one more hour to get to the peak. When you start going down, it takes like three hours, yeah long. The view at the peak is good

on Havasu Falls and Mooney F...
14 hours ago

backpacking
1 Completed1 Reviews

on Havasu Canyon Trail
15 hours ago

camping
14 Completed14 Reviews

This is an incredible trail, correctly rated as moderate because of the steep descent on the way down. Once you get to the reservation, it's another couple of miles to camping. I don't think it's right to not make a reservation and not pay for camping. These are people who make most of their money off of the tourist seasons and who are generous enough to allow us on their spectacular land. Call WELL in advance for summer reservations, keeping in mind that flooding can happen in August, which is what shapes and changes the canyon and the waterfalls. Ah, the waterfalls. Bring a bathing suit because you'll want to spend every day swimming in the pools.

on Painted Desert Rim Trail
16 hours ago

hiking
28 Completed27 Reviews

Good trail, easy walk, lots of stuff to see

on Onyx Bridge Trail
16 hours ago

hiking
28 Completed27 Reviews

Interesting, not great, but take your time and enjoy the moment

on Echo Canyon Summit Trail
17 hours ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

The hike up was definitely a bit challenging, though I must say coming down was by far much more difficult. All in all waking up extra early made for a much more enjoyable hike. It took us about 45min to head up, 60 min down. Over all it was worth it!

on Slate Trail
20 hours ago

3 Completed4 Reviews

on Go John Trail
20 hours ago

3 Completed4 Reviews

on Spur Cross Trail
20 hours ago

3 Completed4 Reviews

on Spur Cross Trail
20 hours ago

3 Completed4 Reviews

on Echo Canyon Summit Trail
1 day ago

10 Completed4 Reviews

Very difficult in the summer heat, it was 111 degrees! Great challenge and enjoyed the climb.
I will go back to this one again next time I'm in town for work. Want to hit the trail again when it's not so hot. And it's not too long so it's doable after work before sunset.

on Hidden Valley Trail Via M...
1 day ago

10 Completed4 Reviews

Pretty good workout in the beginning, especially with the temp at 110 degrees but the back half was easy - after about a mile & a half in. Not a lot of people out in a late July evening; made it a pleasant, quiet hike. Spectacularly colourful sunset! Which gave that push from 4 to 5 stars.

Dog poo all over the trail though. Pick up after your pooches folks!!

on West Clear Creek Trail
1 day ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

No signs warning that the dirt road was so rough. took a fiat out there and made it to the end but it was scary. the water is brown as brown can be but its a beautiful trail and definitely one for spring time, it's just too hot in the summer for this one

on Treasure Loop Trail
1 day ago

5 Completed4 Reviews

super easy scenic walk, too boring for me, maybe more of a trail running day

on Wind Cave Trail
1 day ago

5 Completed4 Reviews

moderate hike near town, a little over 3 miles roundtrip, good workout

on Sugarloaf Mountain
1 day ago

hiking
9 Completed9 Reviews

Really short but cool trail. You get to go through a small man-made tunnel, which was a surprise. The view on top is incredible. Awesome view of the monument park in addition to the valley and nearby mountains.

I'd venture to say it's the best trail in the park.

on Massai Nature Trail
1 day ago

hiking
9 Completed9 Reviews

Cool place. Check out Balanced Rock.

Also recommend hiking a ways into the canyon. It's a different experience seeing the rock spires tower above you.

on Chiricahua Peak to Monte ...
1 day ago

hiking
9 Completed9 Reviews

Really great view of the valley at the top. There was a recent fire and the Forest Service doesn't come there but every 5-6 years according to an elderly fellow I met who hikes there often. There were 100s of downed trees on the path and the trail was overgrown and washed out in many areas. It would be very easy for the unwary to get lost. Also, lots of missing and damaged signs. I recommend a map, a compass and a general idea of where you are going if you do the whole loop.

Lots of flowers, turkey, deer. Does not get too scenic until you approach the southern ridge.

Check out Bear Spring if you go to Monte Vista. If you go directly from the tower across and over the man-made helipad you will find a pseudo-trail that leads down to a sign which points in the right direction. It's a steep climb down. Don't fall ;)

on Hermit's Rest Viewpoint ...
1 day ago

hiking
28 Completed27 Reviews

A great trail to get away and look at canyon colors in the evening.

on Mather Campground Trail
1 day ago

hiking
28 Completed27 Reviews

A good trail for an evening walk, to stretch the legs and take in the area. I like visiting with some of the campers