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Camelback Mountain Summit Trail

Phoenix, AZ

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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South Rim Visitor Center Trail
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12 Completed 3 Reviews

Of course it's awesome!

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Camelback Mountain Summit Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

This trail is quite steep with a lot of large boulders to climb. There are handrails available for the most steep areas. It took me about 40 minutes to complete the steady climb without resting. The trail was busy but manageable. The parking has been upgraded, but is still limited during heavy use periods. I highly recommend this trail if you are looking for a challenge and amazing views along the way especially at the top.

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Sunrise Mountain Trail
by Debbie McCue

2 Completed 2 Reviews

This trail is the best in the valley. Hardly anyone on it weekdays before 1pm. So many different ways you can go and get a very strenuous workout. This trail has lots of steep grades and some flat but like the bursts of cardio you get. Way better trail than Thunderbird Park on 59th. Use this all the time, burn lots of calories.

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Sunrise Mountain Trail
by Debbie McCue

2 Completed 2 Reviews

This trail is the best in the valley. Hardly anyone on it weekdays before 1pm. So many different ways you can go and get a very strenuous workout. This trail has lots of steep grades and some flat but like the bursts of cardio you get. Way better trail than Thunderbird Park on 59th. Use this all the time, burn lots of calories.

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Peralta Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

This was my first desert hike and it was awesome. It is a very busy trail and it somewhat narrow at times but overall an awesome experience. We took our Golden Retreiver up the trail and he did great. Make sure you bring enough water! We had amazing, cool weather (~70 F) and we still wished we had brought more water.

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Camelback Mountain Summit Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

This a one of my all time favorite trails. The top 2/3 is basically a constant rock scramble. This is a very intense and fun trail.

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West Wing Mountain Advanced Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great trails, good scenery.

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Mount Francis Trail Forty Eight
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24 Completed 4 Reviews

Did this trail on my unicycle. It's 3.8m one way if you shuttle. Otherwise it's some of the most grueling uphill followed by a fun downhill back.
Make sure to park just off the highway and walk or ride down that tenth mile to the trail head (unless your in a 4x4 vehicle)

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Red Rock Crossing
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Wonderful nature trail for handicapped with spectacular views. Not crowded during the week because of entrance fee.

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Superstition Ridgeline
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

A great hike with some amazing views. Left from Peralta and ended at Lost Dutchman Park. BEWARE though. This is a strenuous hike that will take longer if not in TOP HIKER SHAPE. Getting stuck on these paths, that at times can be lost even in daylight, becomes a nightmare if the sun goes down on you. I recommend camping one night near the top. Beautiful morning views and makes the hike much more enjoyable instead of trying to rush in and out for a 10-12hr hike. Would recommend just come prepared and make sure to bring plenty of water and supplies (we needed everything we brought).

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