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Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area

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5700 North Echo Canyon Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85018
+1 602-261-8318
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I LOVE to hike, my wife....not so much :) BUT, she did it with me and I KNOW she was pleasantly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Prakash S
Lake Worth, Florida
Climb of your life

Tried to climb in labor day weekend. Over did it and wasn’t prepared. Made a vow to get to the top... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Davie, Florida
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“great hike” (22 reviews)
“bring water” (19 reviews)
5700 North Echo Canyon Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Camelback East
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I LOVE to hike, my wife....not so much :) BUT, she did it with me and I KNOW she was pleasantly surprised! I didn’t push her, but she ended up pushing herself! The more she hiked, the further she wanted to go! It definitely isn’t...More

Thank Prakash S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tried to climb in labor day weekend. Over did it and wasn’t prepared. Made a vow to get to the top in oct when i returned. Brought a camel pack and plenty of water 45 min later we were on top. The views and the...More

Thank Autumnm00n
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place will test you mental strength and your body almost right from the start. Definetly a 2 hands hike from rails to boulders you have to climb. Very hard bit so worth it once you reach the top. My wife and I took our...More

Thank jimmyg8947
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the most challenging hikes around. You can pace yourself and go as far or as fast as you like. Or take it slow and enjoy the views and pacing. We loved it for a scenic and nice workout. We would not...More

Thank CheersSacramento
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The Echo Canyon Trail is short and steep. Make no mistake, this is a strenuous bout, particularly in the summer heat, so come prepared with ample water. Having taken both routes to the summit several times, Echo stands out as a unique adventure. If you're...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The trail is not very long but it is steep and challenging. In some areas you will need to scramble boulders. Up and down took us 2 hours. Go slow and steady and make it to the top. i was concerned it would be a...More

Thank Deb W
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Cholla cactus, bees, sharp inclines. Mix that in with our hot summers and you have a recipe for a dead dog if you take them on this trail.

Thank AZactiveobserver
Reviewed 27 August 2017

I was recently in Scottsdale, AZ for business. We were staying at the Omni resort nearby. I got an early start at 545 am and jogged to the trail. Words of advice, bring water. There are no water stations on the trail. If you aren't...More

Thank secretwork
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

My wife was in PHX for work so I came out for the weekend. We like to do outdoor fitness activities when we travel to get a real feel of the place. This trail would probably be considered too easy for hard core hikers, but...More

Thank FTNYCMike
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is a difficult hike, climbing over bolders and sometimes up steep inclines. But, the experience and the view from the top is something you will never forget. Take your time,,,just make it to the top.

Thank DTRScottsdale_az
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13 August 2017|
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Response from Denise G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late response. performancetours in Breckenridge. If you google that it should bring you right to the rafting company we used.
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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