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!

15 hours ago

Awesome hike while visiting Scottsdale! Bring water in a backpack so your hands are free! Wear sunblock and take it easy.

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7 days ago

It's like a stair climber work out don't let the elevation scare you! Bring water all hands would be great since you need your hands at times get a water back pack can be done holding a water bottle. Hiking shoes would be another tip since they can grab the rock better we slipped a few times with are tennis shoes. The mountain is beautiful from top to bottom :)

9 days ago

Great!!

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19 days ago

Loved the hike but the made the mistake of going up Echo trail and down Chola. That was a long walk around! Did it and proud of it!

20 days ago

Great hike! Be prepared - water, gloves.

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22 days ago

Took an Uber from downtown Phoenix. Left at 5:15am and got to trail head in 30 minutes. The address for the Uber drop off is "Echo Canyon Recreation Area." Made it to the top of the mountain in about an hour. Good hike!! Recommend it but be prepared. It's not easy.

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23 days ago

This is the most challenging and yet invigorating trail. I hiked it with my husband for the first time last Monday, and my only regret is that we started at 9am. It was 109 degrees at the summit, and I would suggest staring before 8am and maybe have a pair of gloves appropriate for rock climbing. The scenery is breathtaking and worth the hike!

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25 days ago

It's a grinder of a trail. But fun one of my favorites, parking lot is always full. Do this trail on a regular basis and you will get strong quickly.

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28 days ago

Wow, super steep climb! Did this at 5:40 in the morning in the summer and was perfect timing to see the sunrise. Even when the sun was up, most of the trail was in the shade. Hike might have been torturous in mid-day heat but was a fantastic, fun hike in the morning. Hike is definitely difficult but took us about 2 hours with some stops along the way. A lot of rock scrambling.