MORE INFORMATION: City of Phoenix City Park Service Phoenix City Hall, 200 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85003 (602) 262-6862
HIGHLIGHTS: Camelback Mountain is located on the northern edge of the City of Phoenix and there are outstanding views from the 2,704 foot summit in all directions. Many of the locals use one the four trails up the mountain as their personal stairmaster, and it is not uncommon to see numerous people hiking in the late afternoon just before sunset when the park closes. This hike follows the Echo Canyon Summit Trail 1,264 feet up the mountain, and the route is a tough workout which requires the use of metal railings to ascend some steep sections of the trail. Don’t underestimate the effort required to reach the top of Camelback Mountain, and make sure you take plenty of water with you on your hike. The views from the summit are outstanding though, and make this a destination that is well worth the effort.