Echo Canyon Trail Closure

Summit Trail Closed Till The Fall Many Echo Canyon (Summit Trail) regulars are familiar with the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department plans to improve the parking situation at the Echo Canyon trailhead.  If you were not aware of this initiative, take a moment to read our post about the Camelback Parking Improvements. What some hikers […]

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 […]

Official Camelback Shuttle

“Official” Shuttle Considered to Clear Parking Congestion at Camelback Mountain – Echo Canyon Trail As we discussed back in May 2011, the Phoenix Parks and Rec board held an open house to receive possible recommendations for improving the parking situation on the Echo Canyon side of Camelback Mountain. Yesterday the parks board met again to […]

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 Cholla Trail

Parking for Cholla Trail is much more abundant than Echo Canyon, however you must walk at least a quarter mile from wherever you park. The parking is along the west side of 64th street right by the fence that separates the Phoenician Golf Course. There is also some available parking scattered in the side-streets to […]

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 […]

April Fool’s Sunset Hike Photos

Here are some pictures from a late afternoon hike on April 1st 2011. You can get a good feel for the intensity of the Echo Canyon Trail. Hiking at dusk is a great time to hike Echo Canyon, just be sure you bring a light or start heading down way before it gets as dark […]

Lewi’s Going Away Hike

Here are some pics from Lewi’s going away hike back on June 25, 2007. It was a hot 109 degree day and we sent Lewi to Rocky Mount North Carolina in style.  The hike was on the Echo Canyon side and there was maybe 8 other people there that day.  This was a good thing […]

Camelback Maps

Below are both a Google map and trail map of Echo Canyon. The specific location address is 5700 N. Echo Canyon Parkway, about 10 miles northeast of downtown Phoenix. From a general vicinity standpoint, Camelback Mountain rests between both Camelback Road and McDowell Drive as well as between 44th and 64th street. For a more […]