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Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area

#16 of 229 things to do in Phoenix Features Animals
5700 North Echo Canyon Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 261-8318
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Beautiful Views

The hike is worth it! Once you get to the top you can experience the entire view of the city below... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
Challenge trail

A challenging trail that should only be attempted if you are an intermediate or experienced hiker... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joe E
Detroit, Michigan
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“great hike” (21 reviews)
“bring water” (17 reviews)
5700 North Echo Canyon Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Camelback East
(602) 261-8318
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The hike is worth it! Once you get to the top you can experience the entire view of the city below. Such an awesome view and a great hike. Take lots of water and wear sunglasses or a hat. Not for the unfit but doable...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A challenging trail that should only be attempted if you are an intermediate or experienced hiker. I managed to hike 90% of the trail before I felt like I was going to pass out either from increase in elevation or from the exertion climbing over...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family of five completed the Echo Canyon Hike this past week. It is not an easy hike, but highly rewarding once you complete it. Start in the AM, earlier the better, the nice thing about Echo is that you are in the shade for...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017

This is my favorite hike around Scottsdale. Its a challenge for sure, even for someone in good shape, but the views at the top are well worth it! Get there as early as you can, because parking is very limited.

Reviewed 25 May 2017

This park is amazing. A gem on the outside of the city Travel to the top of the the trail for a 360 view of the area.

Reviewed 25 May 2017

Be prepared to hike one of the toughest trails in the area. You cannot drink enough water to replace what you will lose when you get about half way up. Deep terrain make this expert level and not for out of shape hikers. The views...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Great views of the surrounding areas validate this absolutely brutal climb. The steepness really picks up around 2/3 of the way up the mountain, so it's a nice place to turn around for more casual hikers.

Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We took off a little late but the weather wasn't too hot with a nice breeze. We only went to the saddle back part of the hike but it was fine for a pregnant lady. The view is still spectacular.

Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Camelback was probably my favorite hike I've done. It is a must do in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. We parked down the street from the Cholloa trail head and called an Uber to the Echo Canyon trail head. There is less parking on this side, plus...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

This was one heck of a hike! An awesome workout with awesome views. I'm a little out of shape and survived, however it is a pretty tough hike. Kids were hiking this trail along with an 80 year old man, but don't let that fool...More

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Questions & Answers
Kelsi S
13 March 2017
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Response from Mari O | Reviewed this property
No restaurants water and a water machine with water bottles but it only takes coins or bills no credit cards