Camelback Mountain Trail

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

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2913 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

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)

1 day ago

This trail is no joke!! If you have bad knees I would not recommend this for you. This "hike" seems more like rock climbing at times haha. Totally fun though.

21 days ago

21 days ago

I love this hike!

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22 days ago

Very challenging. Bring plenty of water if you hike this due to heat. Saw a rattlesnake. At the top you get a decent view of Phoenix . Definitely worth the hike.

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27 days ago

If you're into nature, this isn't the trail for you. I view this more as working out with a view. Frequently very crowned. However, the view from the top is wonderful.

1 month ago

Great work out! Not much shade & take a lot of water! Would do this hike again for sure!

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This trail was awesome. A great workout and the views from the top made it worth every step!

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1 month ago

Nice drive to the top.