Echo Canyon Summit Trail

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Echo Canyon Summit Trail is a 2.5 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 offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1876 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no dogs

Camelback Mountain is iconic throughout the Phoenix area, and is perhaps the most popular of in-town hiking locations. Extreme heat, no shade, and thick crowds make this a difficult hike during the summer months. The summit offers view of the Phoenix metro area. Bring water!

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11 hours ago

Ranger was correct in saying don't be fooled by the 2 mile distance. If you take your time and enjoy time at the top, give yourself at least 3 hrs. More climbing up boulders than hike. Beautiful views all the way up. Went on Saturday afternoon and had no trouble parking or heat issues. Less crowded than other Camelback hike.

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It’s a fun trail, very difficult, but not very organic. The beginning has several fences, railings, and rail ties which kills the vibe for me. Much prefer Cholla trail on the other side.

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From NC. Got off the plane at 9:30 checked into hotel and at the trail head at 12:00. I wasn't expecting the boulder scrambling but it was great. Met several fellow hikers on the way up and back down. Wished I lived out here. Views are awesome.