Phoenix, Arizona hiking news from my personal (no-advertisements) Camelback Mountain site:
Camelback Mountain's Echo Canyon Trail is Open for Hiking! (Well, Three-Quarters of It, and You First Have to Climb Cholla Trail to the Summit)
If you want to have Echo Canyon Trail all to yourself, there's no better time than now.
The trail isn't closed like you may have heard. As usual, the news media steered you wrong. Most of Echo Canyon is open. The catch is that you have to hike to the summit via Cholla Trail to access Echo Canyon.
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