Echo Canyon Trail

Echo Canyon Recreation Area, Arizona
Elevation Gain2,095ft
Trailhead Elevation2,662ft
Elevation Min/Max1498/2678ft
Elevation Start/End2662/2662ft

Echo Canyon Trail

Echo Canyon Trail is a hiking trail in Maricopa County, Arizona. It is within Echo Canyon Recreation Area. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 2,662 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,095 feet. Along the trail there are benches. The trail ends near Camelback Mountain (elevation 2,707 feet). There is also a shelter near the end of the trail. This trail connects with the following: Bobby's Rock Loop, Summit Trail and Cholla Trail.

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Did this hike twice, reached to the top once. Loved it. Might do it again given the chance!.
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"Perhaps the best in-town hike in Phoenix, Camelback Mountain is centrally located, offers a rigorous climb of 1,264 feet to its summit, and features rugged sandstone cliffs, a panoramic view from the top, and the chance to see a perfect sunset. Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, this hike is a must-do. Every year, many ill-prepared hikers experience dehydration and heat exhaustion and must be rescued from Camelback. Do not underestimate the difficulty or potential perils of this trail. During summer, when the temperature soars above 100ºF, consider splashing water on your clothing before starting the hike to keep cool. No dogs allowed."

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Echo Canyon Recreation Area
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Echo Canyon Recreation Area
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USGS Paradise Valley; trailhead plaque
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