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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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Peralta Trail
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

First major trail this year and all I can see is AWESOME . The trail begins with a 7 mile ride along a dirt road which does dirty the car up a little bit. The trail is filled has plenty of green vegetation and car sized boulders to shade you from the Arizona sun and heat. The elevation gains are moderate and constant . It a good workout if you take no breaks . It took me 1.5 hrs to hike up to the top at a good pace . The reward comes at the end where you see weavers needle . The views along the hike are amazing and awe inspiring . The trail was so quite that at the end I was hearing my own heartbeat . There are numerous area's throughout the trail where you could rest , under tree , boulder , or in a cave which I found a couple near the top . Once you reach the top you could rest and gaze into the mountains and weavers needle . Coming down takes less than 1 hour . Must try this trail at least once , you won't regret it.

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Dry Creek Road
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319 Completed 319 Reviews

Rough and rocky, but no major obstacles for a 4X4. You pass several trailheads including Devil's Bridge, and Brin's Mesa. Lots of hikers on the road, especially at the start.

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Broken Arrow
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A very good off road trail; it has several nice obstacles that will challenge a stock 4 X 4. It is a Pink Jeep Tours trail, and they come out in force about 8:30 AM. I met at least 6 while I was there. Great view at the south end.

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Bright Angel Trail
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8 Completed 2 Reviews

Simply stunning!! One of the best hikes I've ever done!!

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Tonto Natural Bridge Warm Spring
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319 Completed 319 Reviews

There are 4 viewpoints to see the bridge. (at the top) For the fit, one can go down and see the bridge at the bottom. The rock around the bridge looks like the inside of a cave.

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Montezuma's Well National Monument Trails
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319 Completed 319 Reviews

Very interesting place. You'll hike a small hill (on a sidewalk) to a hole with water about 50' below the top. Several viewpoints around the top. On the return trip, there is a series of steps down to where water is released out of the well. Worth the trip.

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Chapel of the Holy Cross
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319 Completed 319 Reviews

Beautiful! This is really a sidewalk, unless you park near the bottom of the hill, then you'll have about a 100' vertical accent to the sidewalk. Great views!

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Schnebly Hill Road
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319 Completed 319 Reviews

The road up Schnebly Hill is very rough and rocky. There are not serious obstacles that a high clearance vehicle cannot make. I would recommend at least 6 ply tires because of all the rocks. Great views!

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Alta Trail And Bajada Trail
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

This was a challenging, long trail. We were in awe of the views from the top. The trail is not well marked at the beginning of the trail from the east side--on the west side, there was a map. We found the trail very isolated and no cell phone reception. We only passed one other group of three hikers on the trail--it may be more populated on the weekend. We hiked on a Monday. Down the back side of the trail as we passed a large rock beside the trail, we heard a rattlesnake--we just walked on by without incident (whew!). It took a very long time to walk back to the car after hiking up the east side and down the west side of the trail.

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Wind Cave Trail
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

A nice hike with great views from Wind Cave. Since it was a weekday (Monday) there weren't as many people on the trail as the last time I hiked it several years ago on a weekend. This is a nice hike that doesn't take much time to do. There is a $6 per car fee to enter the park.

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