Camelback Mountain, Phoenix

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#1 of 12 in Nature in Central Arizona
Named for its peculiar shape, Camelback Mountain is one of the city's most popular and recognizable landmarks. Once a sacred site of the prehistoric Hohokam Indians, the mountain today features two hiking trails that ascend the 390 m (1,280 ft) peak: the Echo Canyon trail stretches 1.9 km (1.2 mi), and the Cholla trail covers the climb in 2.3 km (1.4 mi). Getting to the top will reward you with sweeping views of the surrounding landscape, however both trails are steep and difficult. For a more relaxed visit, enjoy a picnic in one of the mountain's recreational areas, where you might spy lizards, snakes, and birds. Pay special attention while walking, as many rattlesnakes inhabit the area. Put Camelback Mountain and other Phoenix attractions into our Phoenix online trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Great hike that was hard but very fun and rewarding at the top. Had time in the morning of a business trip to Phoenix to hike the mountain. Hiked for about 1 hour and 45 min to get up and down the mou...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    We arrived at 5:30a.m. Fellow hikers very friendly, but the temps was just too hot. We had adequate shoes and plenty of water, but the temp made it very uncomfortable. It took us almost 2 hours to the...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Be prepared to pace yourself and bring lots of water and proper clothing. The view and the challenge is worth it, but if you are not in decent shape, this will be a challenge. Go early in the morning....  more »

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