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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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Bright Angel Trail
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Unbelievably beautiful. There's nothing else on Earth like the Grand Canyon. My companion and I hiked about half way down and sat about a half hour to rest and drink in the scenery before turning around and heading back up. Definitely recommended that you get an early morning start so you don't have to deal with the intense heat of the Canyon like my friend and I did on our way out.

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Mescal Mountain Trail
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

We did this hike yesterday with 3 kids(11 year old twins and a 9 year old). Great views all around and not a big incline overall. Met about a dozen mountain bikers which was fine. Kids enjoyed it.

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Thunderbird Park: H-Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

easier hike than others... beautiful views. :) I will do this one again!

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Scarlet Canyon
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Lived next to this mountain for years. Hike it a lot. To get to it go north on cave creek from the 101. Turn west on first light. it dead ends and has places to park. I think it's more of a moderate hike. Seen gila monsters, buzzards and rattlers. Heard this is one of the union hills.

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Wilson Mountain Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This was a great hike with views that are unmatched. The trails are narrow with lots of loose rocks underfoot. A sturdy pair of hiking shoes/boots are a must. Bring your camera and plenty of water. It was a constant change of scenery along the route. We took our time with some rest and sight seeing at the top so it took us a full 8 hours to complete.

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Soldier Pass Trail
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17 Completed 3 Reviews

IPHONE USERS! The direction send you to Soldiers Pass road... Turn down Soldiers pass for 1.5 miles and then turn right on Rim Shadows, parking is just down the road to the left.

Great trail! I did it on my unicycle and it was a great downhill at the end with lots of views :)

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Superstition Ridgeline
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6 Completed 6 Reviews

It seems the other trip reports are for only the start of the hike. If you go from Lost Dutchman State Park up the Flatiron, you have hardly started this hike. The Ridgeline Trail goes from there to Superstition Peak and comes out at Carney Springs east near the Peralta Trailhead. So if hiking up the Flatiron is challenging for you, maybe it's better to forego the Ridgeline Trail. Even well conditioned hikers will need to hurry to make the trip in 8 hours. The constant ups and downs are tiring. By the way, it is possible to exit the Ridgeline Trail by using the Hieroglyphic Trail. See "Hiker's Guide to the Superstition Wilderness" by Carlson and Stewart.

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Monument Peak Loop Trail - PATS
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

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Cholla Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Problem here was the crowd and the people running past you. Some parts were really narrow for the amount of people. Scenery was awesome, parking was non existent. Echo canyon was much better

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Hope Camp
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

The Quilters trail branches off the Hope Camp trail at the 2.3 mile mark. Where as the Hope Camp trail is open to bikes and is a great ride, the Quilters trail is for hiking only. A beautiful trail that leads deep up into the Rincons. The trail is up and down for the first mile or so, then gets very steep. As with most of the mountains in and around Tucson, steep trails means great views, and this is no exception

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