We are novice hikers but wanted to try something challenging while being in town. Pretty fit, but not hiking fit. This trail was extremely exhausting and made it to the top with multiple stops. Only brought two full water bottles. Could have used 4 if we did it again. However we started at 10:30am (terrible timing). Beautiful views from the top and glad we finally made it.

Great trail with amazing views of Scottsdale. Bit of a scramble at the end

Great views. They are very strict on the time. You have to be out by sunset so plan accordingly

Very good workout with all that heat for this Dutch man, but beautifull also.

Very challenging and amazing hike. Top of the trail gives you a very good view of city. Take plenty of water, snacks and some electrolytes.

The right kind of difficult. Make sure to bring plenty of water though, even if you start early.

Great hike with a beautiful view at the top. Challenging but worth it. Go early to avoid the heat and brings lots of water!

The views at the top are fantastic. This trail is rated as hard and if you are not used to climbing over boulders then it is exactly that! We went at 8am on a Thursday morning and it was already busy. If you like wishing a lot of people a good morning, then this is the hike for you. We will definitely do this hike again!

Completed this trail in the middle of the summer, starting around 7am. A lot of the trail is actually shaded throughout the morning, which makes the heat more bearable. Gloves would definitely come in handy for gripping the metal rails on steep sections, as they do get hot.

My boyfriend and I hiked this trail today between 12:30-5:30 pm. It was a great, challenging trail in the city, and we made it to the top after making a number of stops and dropping packs. While this is a fun trail if you're up for a challenge, take all warnings very seriously. Bouldering is a real thing here, so be prepared to be stooped over scrambling up hot rock. We brought 7 liters of water, protein bars, and electrolyte packs/goos and needed everything to get back down in the summer heat. We were also dressed for hiking: wicking shirts, long pants, boots, big hats. Many people were dressed more casually and were less prepared; I'd recommend you read up on heat exhaustion and the history of deaths/rescues at Camelback before you make the trip. Note: there are friendly park rangers stationed at the bottom of the trail in case you need assistance. Have fun and be safe!

A great total body work out. Beautiful views! One of my favorites. Bring more water than you think you need.

Seems to always be packed with trail runners and tourists.

Awesome view for a short hike.

This used to be my go to hike/trail run but over the years it has become so congested that I have shifted to outside of the city. That being said, it’s a well worn trail with consistent elevation rise and the view at the top is hard to beat. It’s not for beginners and despite this, so many visitors go on this because of the easy access location . Be prepared because it tends to get frustrating for those that hike and run trails regularly. Go early as there is no shade from the sun and you will beat the crowds.

Fantastic challenging hike that leads to a great view at the top. Can get very hot during the day so it's best to go early and bring enough water

Markers 1-16 was pretty easy on one bottle of water going up. If going all the way to the top (marker 30 something, I’d recommend another bottle for going up. That’d make two water bottles for going up. Pack 2 to come down. Better to be over prepared on water than not enough.

Pretty view at marker 25. Wear hiking shoes or some sort of tennis that have good traction. Is a bit steep of a hike

This trail was difficult but definitely worth the challenge! 2/3 of the way up is almost entirely comprised of boulders to climb so I would suggest wearing lighter and more flexible shoes, sturdy hiking boots are not necessary and will likely slow you down.

I do this hike every time i am in the Phoenix area. Challenging (at least for me) but doable for anyone in reasonably good shape. The views and scenery make it all worth while!

I thought this would be a leisurely hike but was pleasantly surprised. Lots of rock scaling and climbing over boulders. There are times where there isn't a marked trail. I LOVED IT! But definitely worth noting if you're not into that kind of stuff. The view at the top is beautiful. My only complaint is how crowded the trail is. My buddy and I stated at 6am and we were still fighting crowds.

An iconic hike. Very fun in a technical way, where you have to climb up boulders, and amazing city views at the top. It's very popular, so expect a decent number of people. Parking was an issue but I found a nearby park that had spots.

Loved what I saw but I wasn't ready and had to stop with maybe 1/4-mile to go. The mountain got the best of me this time but I'll get more conditioned and get it next year! (And likely bump to 5 stars; I only held back because I couldn't verify the great views from the top.)

I do like this hike but would rather do echo.

Great hike, just to much people.

Awesome hike. Well marked unless you're myself on the way down. Definitely for more experienced hikers or more driven people in general. Beautiful views of wildlife and the city.

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.

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