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!

32 minutes ago

Great workout!! Would definitely do it again

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10 hours ago

Very busy trail. Lots of steep scrambling, and many times of waiting and taking turns with people coming down/going up. View of the city sprawl wasn’t my favorite, and the bugs at the top were too thick to stay very long. Grippy shoes are a must. I clocked 2.8 Miles from Echo Canyon trailhead to Cholla trailhead.

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2 days ago

Challenging and extremely enjoyable.

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5 days ago

Awesome views and heart pounding hike

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6 days 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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7 days ago

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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