Echo Canyon Trail

EASY 28 reviews

Echo Canyon Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Simon, Arizona that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
606 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

walking

views

no dogs

7 days ago

Unique sightseeing. Starts really easy and gets only a little strenuous. Went in mid July and it was a nice hike even at 92 degrees.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

This trail is absolutely stunning!!! We hiked this with our five kids, ages 12,9,8,6,4. We went clockwise. The gravel on the trail was very loose and slippery for the kids and a good portion was only a foot and a half wide with a cliff side drop off on one of the edges. We have hiked with the kids all across the country, and our littlest can hike 7 miles himself. With that said, this trail was terrifying to me with my children. The loose gravel in combination with the narrow trail was stressful beyond belief. We did all make it, and will go back to the park, but we will not do that trail with the kids again.

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

A little windy today but beautiful scenery the entire way. We stared on the grotto side and ended with the gradual climb. Will definitely come back to this park!!

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4 months ago

Our group of 5 hiked the trail counterclockwise in March. The grotto area was spectacular and the views all along the hike were breathtaking. I would call it a moderate hike for us 60+, occasional hikers. We were glad we had poles and plenty of water.

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4 months ago

Beautiful scenery

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8 months ago

very nice hike through rock formations, great views.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

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Friday, February 19, 2016

The road up to the parking lot was under construction the day we hiked, so we started at the visitor centre lot, went up the Rhyolite trail to connect with the loop, and ended up with a 12 km (7.5 mile) hike. The Rhyolite section is easy, and the connector takes you through a pleasant forested section with dry creek beds kids would love.

The loop itself offers lots of variety, and is easy to moderate. The highlight is absolutely the Echo Canyon section, so take your time through here and explore. The views where this section meets with the Hailstone Trail are superb, especially on a brilliant February day. We went clockwise which makes the climb a little steeper but not an issue for most hikers. It was not busy at all, but then the road closure may have helped.

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Friday, November 13, 2015

This is a moderate hike with some interesting rock formations on the way. Have taken the grandchildren to the grottoes and they loved it. On our own we have hiked the whole trail. I loved the Wall Street area and the views are spectacular

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Monday, October 26, 2015

I love this trail! And if you have time and energy left, it's definitely worth the extra mileage to take the side trail Mushroom Rock to Inspiration Point.