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Camelback Mountain Summit Trail

Phoenix, AZ

Camelback Mountain Summit Trail is a 2.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Phoenix, AZ that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and rock climbing and is accessible from March until October.

  • Best Hiking

  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

Recent Reviews

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Wilson Mountain Trail
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7 Completed 7 Reviews

This was a fantastic hike. Very lightly trafficked-- I did this Memorial Day weekend and only came across one other person. Start early, because it climbs up the south face of the mountain and it gets hot pretty quickly. I started at 7:30 and wished that I had started closer to sunrise simply because of the heat. Either way, this was a very enjoyable hike, with views of the red rocks nearly every point on the way up. The trail becomes greener and flatter near the top. Some parts of the trail are rather rocky, so I would recommend a solid pair of hiking boots, especially for the trip down. Amazing views at the top, after walking through a scorched forest. The only thing I would suggest is that early on the trail, there is a sign that is incorrectly or misleadingly angled. You should take the trail-appearing ... trail on the LEFT, not on the right!

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Blackett's Ridge Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I love this hike, stunning views at the top!

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Butterfly Trail via Crystal Spring
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4 Completed 6 Reviews

Took this trail again, without our kids this time. Went much further. couldnt tell you the distance as i don't use a pedometer, but going at a steady pace, after about an hour and a half, the ferns are tall, bright and thick. While the trail was still visible, I got nervous about bugs or animals hanging out in them, (seriously, they grew high enough to lose a 3 yr old in them and encroached over the path ), and we turned around. Turned out to be a good turning point, because the uphill trek back is more challenging than the mostly downward way in. Very lovely though. I'd say its moderate in difficulty as there are rocks and roots to step over. the path narrows out for the most part so it allows for single file hiking. Couldn't imagine biking it. It winds along side of the Mt for the first hour with a some what steep, but not terribley so incline to the side, then widens, but at that point the path is sort of lined out with fallen trees. Shortly after that, you come to the ferns. Alright for bigger kids who can take adult directions. Very well trodden. Had one of the more full parking lots on Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.

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Red Rock Loop Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great 4.8 mile loop around Bell Rock which has a very strong Vortex. You can make it as hard as you like by climbing to the top of Bell Rock. It is neither a subdivision, nor paved. You have to park in Bell Rock lot, and get off the 179 highway to get to the trail.

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Lynx Lake Loop Trail
by lee gonzales

1 Completed 1 Reviews

lots of people. Memorial day weekend. hard to pass while running.

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Fatmans Loop Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Love this trail but I wouldn't rate it as exactly easy. It's a loop and depending on which direction you are climbing from, I would say it's more of a moderate trail.

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Sandy's Canyon Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

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Siphon Draw Trail
by Michelle Diaz

22 Completed 2 Reviews

Hiking shoes definitely a MUST! Very slippery on the way down. Took me 5 hours and a half and half a gallon of water.

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Javelina-Beverly Canyon Loop Trail
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3 Completed 4 Reviews

Fun easy trail . . .

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Javelina-Beverly Canyon Loop Trail
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3 Completed 4 Reviews

Fun easy trail . . .