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hiking
14 hours ago

Great hike that leads you on two adventures. Go up to the top and then hike down to the river. Parking is in the middle. Lovely day!

New hiker, with a healthy respect for heights! Lots of scrambling over rocks and steep ascents / descents. Gets very busy, but definitely worth the trip to the top - wonderful views.

More scrambling over boulders than walking on a trail but worth it for the views. Fairly busy on a Saturday but everyone was nice and helpful. I’m a newbie hiker and this was a challenge but very fun.

Very beautiful. Highly suggest going early during tourist season because it is such a busy trail. Climbing required in a couple of spots to get to the very top, but the view from even half way is incredible. Sedona is nothing like you've ever seen before!

hiking
6 days ago

great view, make sure to go to the left on the end of trail sign, can go up in between the rocks

Really enjoyed this hike/rock scramble. Was a little more challenging than I was expecting but still worth it once you get to the top. Was there for sunrise and the parking lot was already packed. Bring lots of water it gets hot fast this time of year.

hiking
8 days ago

Many argue this side of Camelback is harder. I’m not sure it is. Just different. Midway there is a portion that you have to hold on to the rails, then it’s not hard at all. The other side is easier midway but a little bit more on the edge at the very end.
They are both a really good workout and they are both a pain to park. If you are not there by 6AM, you need to Uber. Views are amazing.

I’m not from the area but I was happy to find this trail here in the app and that it was so close to where I was staying. For convenience, trail maintenance, great marking, and sheer beauty I ranked this one high- even though I had a spill and smashed my phone (I suggest pocketing the thing.)
I ran it counterclockwise and found the first 2.5-3 to be perfect (even in the dark, as I started at 4:30am). There is one steep incline that I had to walk and coming down the other side was a fun challenge I didn’t dare to take at full speed. On the far southwest side of the trail you head through an awesome valley full of saguaros and other plant life- much greener than I expected for August. That piece was the highlight for me, even over the amazing desert sunrise and view of town from the lookouts at dawn.
The parking lot fills up quick. The trails technically don’t open til 6am but when I arrived before 4:30, the gate was open there were already two cars there and when I left just after 6 the lot was full and people where walking in from up to 1/4 mile out. Also, I didn’t notice any water at the trailhead and certainly none on the trail, although there are some nice benches to relax on. Carry or plant water.
Watch your footing, especially on the steep sections- very rocky. Easy to trip or slip- I would have fallen more than the one time if I had worn my street running shoes.
Plan to take your time through the valley! Probably the easiest part of the trail but it’s the most beautiful too, I did a loop and a half of this trail so I could hangout in the valley part twice.

This is not hiking; this is rock climbing! That being said, it was a lot of fun. This trail is not for the faint of heart. Not much parking, and the great city of Paradise Valley does not allow street parking.

Loved hiking this beautiful trail

What a great hike! We went counterclockwise up the trail and had shad for the majority of the hike! Beautiful views looking out over White Spar! We weighed down some backpacks and it made the hike so much more challenging!!

Awesome

hiking
16 days ago

We have 4 kids- 9, 7, 6, and 2. The bigger kids could do most of it all on their own. A few times we had to hold their hand but they loved it. There are a few cooler spots with small streams to play in. Beautiful scenery. The 2-year-old had to be held most of the time and passed between my wife and me, but we made it.

hiking
16 days ago

Beautiful area and the payoff at the top is incredible. Easy trail for kids to complete (youngest is 8) and doable for dogs as well. One area of the trail may be challenging but my GSP made it with little difficulty.
Try to go early, there is not much shade and there will be a lot of people.

Amazing views from the top. If you can go all the way. Bouldering down really wasn’t too bad. Took our 14 year old and she loved it!

Absolutely amazing. Once you get to the halfway mark (The Saddle) you literally scale the mountain. Be prepared to feel like a goat! If you can make it, it is 1000% worth the hike. Going down be prepared to get your butt dirty, as some places you just have to slide down the rocks. I'm so glad we chose to go to the top! It was fairly busy as we went over spring break, but it wasn't nearly as bad once you made it half way. Would recommend it over and over!

This is great hike if you’re into a bit of a challenge; hence the word “challenge.” Don’t try this if you’re new to hiking. I know this is a popular tourist destination but if if you’re not in good physical shape and acclimated to triple digit weather(summer) outdoor activities, I don’t recommend it. Echo Canyon is the hardest of the two trails on this mountain. The summit is the same no matter which you choose. Please be hydrated!!!!

Great trail. The scramble is fine allowing you are willing to use your hands here and there to add stability. Epic view from saddle at summit.

Great hike. Might be hard for young children.

hiking
20 days ago

Awesome hike with a beautiful "rain forest" in the desert.

Very pretty! Gorgeous views from the top!

Couple of tips:

- I wouldn’t bring dogs. We brought our two German shepherds and it was very steep for them, especially coming down. There were some parts we had to pick them up and carry them down.

- Go in the morning or early evening. It gets very hot because there is no shade.

- Bring a lot of water. Make sure you have a backpack or something to carry them because you’ll need two hands.

hiking
21 days ago

I would not call this a hiking trail, more like boulder climbing all the way to the bridge. I hike three times a week and this is not moderate, I would give this a very hard rating. There was no enjoyment for me taking this route to the bridge. This may be enjoyable for some people, just be prepared if you decide to go here. Also, be very careful when you get to the bridge, very slippery and dangerous rocks. If you are going there to see the bridge I would recommend the Gowan trail, short and steep. It is very beautiful there, but I will not be going back.

Excellent hike. Completed in July when it was 100F. Take lots of water. Go early. Bring climbing gloves, will make easier. Talk less walk more. Save your breath while going up.

Great hiking with amazing views. Scramble up and a scramble down. Would hike with a backpack so your hands are free

I took the left side up and enjoyed the challenge. There was an insane amount of ladybugs on the rocks around the bottom of the tower. Never seen anything like it. Small amount of water running in the creek.

hiking
23 days ago

fun scramble. excellent views from the saddle of the mountain. progressively more difficult.

A tuff hike, make sure you are mentally and physically prepared for it.

hiking
28 days ago

So beautiful! Well worth the trip. We went early in the morning, which I recommend. By the time we came down the trail was getting really busy. Wouldn't recommend if it is really hot, trail is pretty exposed.

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