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Winter Hiking

Winter hiking is upon us and there are few places better to hike during the winter months than Phoenix Arizona.  Moderate temperatures, no snow and overall pleasant weather allow for an enjoyable hiking experience. The only drawback to Hiking Camelback during the winter months is the dramatic increase in hikers which makes parking and navigating […]

Hiking Footwear

What Shoes Should I Wear? A frequent question we get at is, “What is the correct footwear for hiking Camelback?”  While the final choice is more up to hiker preference, we have a few brief suggestions from hiking experience on Camelback mountain.   Minimum Requirements Neither Echo Canyon nor Cholla Trail is an easy walk-along hike.  […]

Hiking Camelback Workout

Hiking Camelback is a great recreational activity but can also be a very serious workout.  The extreme incline and rugged terrain provide the perfect setting for good cardio, core and leg development. I’ve personally used Camelback as an addition to a weight training routine to increase cardiovascular development, trim body fat and improve overall athletic […]

Are You Ready for Hiking Season?

As we enter October in Arizona we enter Camelback Hiking season.  As summer weather cools down, outside activities become very enjoyable in a dry and cool Phoenix Metro climate.  With this desirable weather though brings many more out of town visitors, snowbirds and tourists looking to tackle either Echo Canyon or Cholla Trail.  Besides having […]

Summer Hiking – Bonus Challenge

There are a few obvious tips you will read about when it comes to summer hiking.  These include, drinking and carrying plenty of water, wearing sunscreen and appropriate protective clothing.  There are other common sense guidelines and yes they are very important to follow when hiking Camelback Mountain given the intensity of both trails that […]

Parks Rules & Regulations

For a picture of the city of Phoenix Parks & Recreation Official Park Regulations Sign see below. Many out of town visitors are unfamiliar with the Echo Canyon Park rules and regulations. Here is a list of them for use when visiting the park for hiking, rock climbing or simply sight-seeing. Warning For All Patrons: […]

Parking for Echo Canyon

For those who have been to hike the Echo Canyon trail during peak season (Oct-Apr) you know that parking can be a bit of a hassle. On May 12, 2011 the Phoenix Parks & Recreation Board held an open house to work out how to correct this issue. Typically during these busy times park rangers […]