Camelback Mountain Via Cholla Trail

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Camelback Mountain Via Cholla Trail is a 2.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, nature trips, and birding and is best used from September until May.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1148 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no dogs

Trailhead is on Cholla Lane. Parking available on Invergordon Street.

hiking
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8 hours ago

Great challenge. Good hiking /climbing. Start early to beat the rush

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hiking
4 days ago

Not a bad view, very rocky EXTREMELY busy. Not the best choice if you're looking for some quiet time but still a fun hike. Watch out for frat boys chugging beer at the top. Parking situation sucks so come early. Can make it to the top in about an hour, hour and a half at a steady clip.

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
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trail running
8 days ago

I did this before sunrise and watched the sun come up from the top of camelback mountain. I attempted to run the entire trail but it gets gnarly in some spots requiring all 4 limbs to ascend. Also be careful if you trail run because in some areas close to the top you need to pay special attention to where the trail actually is and I accidentally did a couple detours. Overall, a great view of sunrise and a challenging trail made for the perfect start to my morning

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