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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.

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  • Best Trail Running

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Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch Trail
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Bring binoculars to see the hundreds of birds.

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Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch Trail
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9 Completed 7 Reviews

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Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch Trail
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9 Completed 8 Reviews

Nice easy and flat walk. Very close to my house.

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Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

As a family, we loved this beautiful walk!! There isn't much "hike" to this trail, but it's fun! Lots of different wildlife & easy, flat, shorter distances. This would be better for a runner or fast pace walk to burn calories/exercise & is GREAT for horseback. It has some pretty trail tree over hangs, but no "views". It would make great wedding/family pics too as there are sometimes pretty backgrounds. Enjoy!!

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Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch Trail
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Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch Trail
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11 Completed 11 Reviews

We frequent the preserve for walks with the dogs. It is definitely a place I would bring family/relatives to see if they were in town, but not really a hike. Certain times of year there are TONS of bunnies, birds, people, and dogs. There are also coyotes here so use good judgement. We tend to walk around the preserve then down the canal to visit the free petting zoo set up. I love seeing the turtles on the logs by the bridge.

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Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

A super place to walk, when you need a break from the hills. There are several different loops you can try, depending on time you want to spend. Since it is fairly flat, it is suitable for all ages, I went early 7 AM and counted 70 bunnies, as well as numerous ducks, geese, herons, and assorted other types I couldn't name. Look for turtles on the logs by the floating bridge.

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Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch Trail
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4 Completed 3 Reviews

A lot of migratory birds currently there, including several White Pelicans. Not strenuous at all, but it's a nice place to walk when time is an issue.

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Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch Trail
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11 Completed 6 Reviews

I don't think I would call this a hike exactly since a lot of it is paved. But it is a beautiful park with a ton of wildlife. Will definitely be back, and bringing my dog next time!

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Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch Trail
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158 Completed 145 Reviews

This is a beautiful and well-maintained urban riparian preserve. We saw several species of birds and waterfowl on our walk around the ponds. The trails are well-maintained, and some are paved. It's a great spot for bird-watching, walking your dog, running, and fishing.