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
16 minutes ago

Great views but would recommend going early and during the week. Hard to find parking on the weekends

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4 days ago

Great hike!

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trail running
7 days ago

Awesome workout. It's a fun hike to push yourself on, with great trail running segments in the first mile or so. Gets to be treacherous in some parts later in the climb. Bring grippy shoes.

When in doubt, keep right when ascending, and left when descending.

Also, be sure to bring water. One 16oz bottle isn't sufficient, people. Also, leave your pilgrim dresses and burqas at home. That's just irresponsible on a hike like this.

hiking
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hiking
11 days ago

Not only was the view and experience of climbing the rock formations incredibly rewarding, but the surprise at the top this month had me giggling nonstop. It was an incredible way to spend my afternoon.