Crowded Camelback (via Cholla Trail)

Peak SummitedCamelback Mountain
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadCholla Trail
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusNo bugs
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

Well… I've never seen so many people hiking in sneakers in my life than I did on the Cholla Trail heading up Camelback Mountain!

I was in low top boots — I can't imagine doing this in sneakers with all of the rocks. I know I appreciated the extra grip that my shoes provided.

Another interesting observation on this trail: I also saw two ladies hiking with purses. Wow!

Being right in the middle of Phoenix, this trail is CROWDED. It's definitely not my preferred atmosphere: I prefer the solitude of nature and to feel like I'm somewhere else. I don't like the cat and mouse game of hiking with so many other people. I also don't love seeing just the urban sprawl.

Happy I did this trail, but it's not not one I'd rush back to.

 

(Note: I parked on 64th about a mile from the trailhead)

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