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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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foothills loop trail at kartchner caverns
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8 Completed 7 Reviews

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foothills loop trail at kartchner caverns
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Enjoyable loop with enough up-and-down to get the muscles working. The view from the Mountaintop View spur is terrific, and well-worth the detour. I hiked the loop from the campground in a clockwise direction, and covered the loop with spur, plus a few stops for photos, in two hours.

There are numerous rest stops along the trail, with benches placed for convenient breaks. Metal plates with numbers are near most of these, and I think they may correspond to a self-guided tour. A short distance from the Visitor Center is a location with a couple of "bedrock mortars," left over from when the native people of the region ground local plants into flour at the location.

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Panorama Trail
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24 Completed 4 Reviews

Definitely a good trail. My wife and I hiked it 3/26/15. Beautiful day. One set of retirees did the mountain bike. Another horse trailer was parked there. It is very well marked except for the intersection of the short cut if you go counter clock wise direction. We probably walked a mile in the wrong direction before my gut said to turn around. When we got back on the trail around 1/4 mile marker 20 we ran into a lady on a horse. She told us about a road that would provide another short cut. I'm glad we took it. It is an ATV trail and was better for us at that point.

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Sandy's Canyon Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

I tried to take this hike today, parked in small lot off Crimson Rd off of Saint Mary Road. Was unable to find the start of the trail. I just moved to Flag so I'm not familiar with the area. Any suggestions?

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Soldier Trail
by James L Simmons Sr

13 Completed 1 Reviews

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Dreamy Draw Nature Trail
by Austin Tacadena

1 Completed 1 Reviews

Nice easy trail for starters the paved section is also good for bikes. Went hiking with my 5yr old daughter and she liked it.

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Mount Wrightson Super Trail
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11 Completed 2 Reviews

Awesome hike. No wind on the top this day so I spent an hour up there reading a book and enjoying the view. Old Baldy trail up. Super Trail down. Super trail is definately easier on the knees going down.

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Massacre Grounds
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19 Completed 18 Reviews

Great arizona views. I would rate this as moderate though due to the elevation is up and down so the reflected total gain is misleading as i bet it's 4 times that. Did this with my Nike sneakers and did fine.

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Tom's Thumb Trail
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6 Completed 3 Reviews

This was my 1st time hiking this trail, and I hadn't researched it at all beforehand. Quite an elevation change, so this was the most challenging part. Lots of fun people and some dogs on the trail which made the hike even more interesting. Some loose rock in many places, so you need to watch your step a bit. Wonderful views. I'm excited about doing this hike again sometime.

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Lost Dog Wash Trail
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6 Completed 3 Reviews

Scenic in places, but with a lack of elevation change, somewhat boring - seemed more like a walk thru the desert. Lots of small rocks also made the footing difficult in many places.

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