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Camelback Mountain Summit Trail

Phoenix, AZ

Camelback Mountain Summit Trail is a 1.1 mile 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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Echo Canyon-Cholla Trail
by Blonde Polack

8 Completed 1 Reviews

take lots of water so you don't have to be rescued!!

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Sunset Vista Trail
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28 Completed 9 Reviews

This is a fun peak to climb. I had summitted once before from the Hunter Trail, so I decided to do things a little differently today. I parked at the Hunter Trailhead and then took the park road around the north side to the Sunset Vista Trailhead. From there I made it all the way to the summit, then back down to the junction with the Hunter trail and took that over the saddle and down to my car. The summit is very interesting, requiring cables up almost vertical rock walls for part of the ascent. Gloves are definitely recommended; I've done it twice without and my hands are always raw afterwards from hanging onto the cables. Certainly not an easy trail, and you want to make sure to have 2-3 liters of water per person, but it's well worth the views from the top.

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Flatiron
by Blonde Polack

8 Completed 1 Reviews

Super hard and very awesome! take lots of water you will need it.

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Papago Park
by Blonde Polack

8 Completed 1 Reviews

i love this little park. its a nice place to escape from the city for a couple hours.

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'A' Mountain at Hayden Butte
by Blonde Polack

8 Completed 1 Reviews

cool for the view.

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Hawes Loop
by Blonde Polack

8 Completed 1 Reviews

Nice hike, pretty easy if your in shape. lots of mountain bikers but still pretty awesome

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Usery Mountain Regional Park East Side Loop
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2 Completed 0 Reviews

Beautiful!

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Waterfall Trail
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

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Waterfall Trail
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

Very easy trail. Info markers throughout that were interesting. Though it was dirt and rock, it had a Relatively smooth surface. I went on a Thursday around 2 pm, and was surprised at how many people were on it. Despite the congestion, I would do this trail again.

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Baseline Trail
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

An OK trail. Steady uphill with switch backs. Not terribly difficult, but you'll definitely feel the pull in your legs. Good for adults, kids with high energy and dogs. My mastiff is geriatric, and she did ok with water and rest breaks. The rocks are beyond gravel stage and her paws became sore. Nice view at the top.