Camelback Mountain Climber's Log

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Midlife Mountaineer - Feb 26, 2011 10:05 pm Date Climbed: Feb 26, 2011

Echo Canyon  Sucess!

Great little hike, great city views. The hike was made more challenging by the crowds of people coming down while I was going up.


Cortez - Jan 12, 2011 12:55 am Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2011

Camelback Mountain via Cholla Trail  Sucess!

Nice climb before BCS National Championship Game>>>WDE!


bennovak - Nov 25, 2010 11:55 pm Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2010

Echo Canyon  Sucess!

A nice Thanksgiving day hike. About a million people had the same idea. Great views


patascent - Aug 31, 2010 11:37 am Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2009

Popular Phoenix excursion  Sucess!

Nice little get away right in Phoenix. Super fun.


PapaBanucci - Aug 24, 2010 3:47 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2010

Summer in Phoenix  Sucess!

Second time up Camelback, being in Phoenix again on business. Started at 5:30AM, at 93° F. Cholla Trail - 29 min up, 24 min down.


McCannster - Aug 13, 2010 7:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2010

Camelback  Sucess!

Yep, that would be masochistic me, hiking Camelback in the middle of August during the hottest part of the day.


Enapai - May 24, 2010 7:22 pm Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2010

From Echo Canyon  Sucess!

Went for a short jaunt while on vacation. I was lucky to get into the parking area. The Fire Department was on scene and while I was on the summit a rescue helicopter landed and ferried someone off to the hospital. Very nice views. Temps were moderate.


CLWord77 - May 19, 2010 10:39 pm Date Climbed: May 7, 2010

Echo and Cholla  Sucess!

I've climbed it many times, but as someone still learning, I enjoy it throughly every time- total IPod friendly jaunt. 5/7/10 is probably the last time I'll get to climb it during the summer after work, as the rocks at 4:30 in the afternoon are insanely hot in spots.


PapaBanucci - Mar 22, 2010 11:04 pm Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2010

Hiked while in town on business  Sucess!

From the hotel and back. Lots of tourists. Nobody else running it when I was on it. I think I had a good time up and especially down. I can't say I really like blue paint on rocks though.


bigdl3327 - Mar 18, 2010 3:37 am Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2010

1st hike in AZ  Sucess!

First hike since I moved to AZ. Great hike in the middle of town.


MikerHiker - Feb 3, 2010 10:04 pm Date Climbed: Feb 2, 2010

Nice Hike  Sucess!

Nice hike, When I leave home and it's 9 degrees and i drive 11 hours to hike in the high 70s, It's awesome! 40 minutes up and 15 down. Lots of people on the trail. I saw a roadrunner right on top. I went up by way of the Cholla Trail.


TJ311 - Jan 18, 2010 5:06 pm Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2010

Rock & Roll  Sucess!

Came to Phoenix for the Rock & Roll Half Marathon yesterday. Today we hiked to Camelback Summit via Cholla Trail. It rained on us for half mile or so then turned out to be a nice morning. Great views! Did some geocaching on the mountain too.


Tonka - Dec 11, 2009 10:18 am Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2009

Echo Canyon  Sucess!

Did this in the afternoon on a full belly after a big Thanksgiving dinner. Did it in about an hour and fifteen minutes finishing at sunset. Nice leg workout.


Darren9 - Nov 20, 2009 12:29 am

one of the first  Sucess!

climbed while living in AZ in 1994


Incliner - Sep 28, 2009 4:48 pm

Both ways  Sucess!

Did both ways, Echo Canyon and Cholla. AZ favorite


Vinegaroon - Jul 23, 2009 4:23 pm Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2009


Head to tail and back again... Started to rain and things got a bit slippery... Great views and nice urban park...


BethS - Jul 9, 2009 12:43 am Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2008

Cholla and Echo Canyon  Sucess!

Climbed pretty much every week from late May to late Aug last year. Both are nice trails, Echo is steeper and shorter, sometimes tougher to get parking, especially around sunrise. I also did the loop (up Cholla and down Echo) then back around to the car for a bit longer hike, though some of it is on sidewalk!

TobiasRoberts - Jun 16, 2009 4:52 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2009

Great early climb  Sucess!

Nice pre-work climb during the week.


mensan - May 31, 2009 1:50 pm Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2007

Camelback in the Morning  Sucess!

An amazing urban hike & a beautiful little mountain. I climbed it every morning I got the chance while I was in Phoenix; its a must-climb if your in the valley, but show up before sunrise. I personally did the ascent in under 29 minutes one morning, but i suspect it could be done much faster.


Cornvallis - Apr 30, 2009 10:40 pm Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2009

Echo Canyon  Sucess!

Great urban hike. Climbed after a work training class. A must do if in Phoenix.

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