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Camelback Mountain Summit Trail

Phoenix, AZ

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A nice, quick, steep little leg-burner. The Echo Canyon parking area & trail are closed for improvements & parking expansion through Fall and Winter 2013. It's ok though, just take the Cholla trail that you can access via E Cholla Lane.

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Marcus Landslide
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

Nice easy trail. Enjoyed it with friends. Nice trail head with cover and bathrooms.

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Waterfall Trail
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9 Completed 8 Reviews

Well maintained and clean trail. It was a little busy for me, but everyone was courteous. It was a good hike for all ages and experience levels, got us out in the desert and the kids learned lots about the geography, wildlife and history. I highly recommend this trail and the nature center by the library. We had a blast learning.

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Camelback Mountain Summit Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Awesome trail and well maintained. For the amount of people that traverse these tracks, the trail is in awesome shape! More here: Full review - https://mendel.me/hikes/hiking-camelback-mountain-phoenix-az/

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Siphon Draw Trail
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28 Completed 31 Reviews

Just doing Siphon Draw is something many could not do. Awesome day.

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Superstition Ridgeline
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28 Completed 31 Reviews

THE hardest hike I have ever done. VERY difficult.

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Flatiron
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28 Completed 31 Reviews

Just to get to Flatiron is very hard. We went 9 more miles on the entire Superstition Ridgeline epic jaunt.

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Rim-to-Rim: North Kaibab to Bright Angel
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

My wife and I did this trail for the fifth time in September 2014. We're 65 and 67 years old and in fair shape. We started out before sunrise on South Rim on Thursday with minimal pack weight (water, purifier,change of clothing, SPOT device, smart phones, snacks, Go-Lyte umbrellas, trekking poles). Had reservations at the North Lodge that night. We could have taken a return shuttle from the North Side the next day, but felt pretty good in the morning. So, we hiked back to the South Rim, as planned. Plenty of water available. Temp was in the high 90's. Umbrellas really helped! Saw Grand Canyon rattlesnake and mountain sheep. Exited the South Rim at 12:30 a.m., having hiked the last 5 miles by moonlight and headlamps.

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Fossil Springs Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

My wife and I went down for an over-nighter on Friday (Nov21). It was about a mile and a half of roughly graded road before the trail-head. TH allows parking for up to 30 vehicles. It has two clean pit toilets and bear-proof trash receptacles. We found one of the springs near the end of the trail and it was impressive! Water rushing out from the ground crystal clear. There are no campfires allowed in the creek/spring area nor improvements to the camp sites. On Friday we encountered no one on the trail down, but saw several people swimming in the 72 degree water below the falls (milepoint 4 or so). Ambient temp got down to freezing the next morning. Encountered a couple dozen people on Saturday morning (several trail runners, some hikers and a Boy Scout troop). Beautiful. Great time.

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Deem Hills
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7 Completed 7 Reviews

I like this trail because it is only 10 minutes away for me. Do it for exercise when I am short on time. Fairly easy hike with some alternate trails. Have often encountered snakes on/near trail so keep your eyes open if you have a dog.

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Devils Bridge
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7 Completed 7 Reviews

Without a high clearance vehicle you have to park about a mile away. The parking lot does have a restroom and a map of nearby trails. If you parked here you can either hike up the forest road 1 mile or some alternate trails (longer) to get to the Devil's Bridge trail head. From the trail head the hike is .8 miles one way. Just before the climb to the top the trail splits. You can either go up to the top or down to the bottom. Had some moderate stairs to climb, but nothing too difficult. Had great views. Passed 30+ people in the two hours we were there.

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