Christmas Time on Camelback

Great hike this morning with Kati Morris and Dani Wilde.  Took us about 1 hour and 35 minutes up and back.  There was the best…

Beautiful!

Parked on Invergordon Rd, hiked up Cholla Ln 1/2 mile to trailhead, on the left. Beautiful hike, some areas you do have to grab on…

One day, two peaks – Camelback

Trail was good, weather was a fantastic 50s degrees.  A few people on the trail, but not bad if you are early…. on to Piestewa!

It should be called bouldering

First time ever on Camelback and it was memorable. Early start just after sunrise, cool morning, trail was minimally traveled, and the first 1/2 mile…

Rock scrambling

2nd hike of the day, started at 12:25, finished by 2:45. So many people! Lots of rock scrambling towards the top and at times somewhat…

Impromptu Camelback

Good hike up Camelback. Parking lot is small but during week had plenty of open spots. Was nice and cool out today, in mid 60s…

Hiking Rocks in Arizona

This was my 5th hike in 4 days so when I was done so were my legs. A lot of climbing up a rocky mountain…

Camelback via Echo Canyon

Parking was tough, learn to get there early or wait. Share the trail, enjoy the scramble to the top. Another wonderful Arizona urban hike. Hundreds…

Camelback Mountain

Weather was chilly in the morning but the trail warmed us up quickly. We started early to beat the rush.

36 markers, one at a time!

Made it in recode time for me and only had to break once! Felt great and ready for the next adventure!

Camelback from Echo Canyon

Steep and rocky. Should have remembered my gloves for the scrambles. Weather was fantastic, trail was somewhat crowded.

Zero Echos

Beautiful morning for a great hike!

Camelback via Cholla

Great hike. Took about 1:15 to get to the top. BRING GLOVES for the trek down.

Camelback Mountain

Last week I had visitors from Germany and we decided to hike together to the Top of Phoenix. My friends were really excited, for me…

Sunset Sweat

Started this hike at 4pm, partly cloudy skies, around 80° out. Sunset (closure of the trailhead) according to rangers was 5:25, so there was little…

Verrado Mamas Day Out

Trail was super busy!  Weather was sunny and warm.  Most of the trail is in the sunlight, the last 20 minutes is a scramble to…

Hopping on the Camel’s Back

Ironically, Echo Canyon trail was my first ever trail after moving to Arizona in 2011. This time I found it much easier than the first.…

Camelback

It was such a gorgeous day in Phx! Weather was perfect. Hike was great!

Camelback via Cholla Trail

Hike was very rewarding. No parking at trailhead, had to park .9 miles away and walk to the trailhead. Hike was difficult near the peak…

Camelback Mountain

The trail conditions were great. The weather was fantastic. It felt great to say I accomplished it.

Camelback Calling

The hike to the peak of camelback was really great.Weather was awesome  with temperature around 80F.We started hiking around 8.30 am and took us 2.15…

Kickstart with Camelback

Had a great Sunday hiking the most popular mountain in the Phoenix Metro Area , the Camelback. We have done it a couple of times…

Camelback

Trail was good.  Hot in the sun, but absolutely perfect weather once we hit the shade about half way up.  Went in the afternoon hoping…

Camelback Up and Over

Beautiful, clear, early morning, invigorating up and over hike. Started on the Cholla side and ended on the Echo Canyon side. 3.1 miles total.

Camelback – AZ Winter 2019/20

Perfect Arizona fall weather for the walk up the hill. Reached the parking lot around 9 am with plenty of parking spots available and the…

Number 5 of 6 double peak day!

Number 5 of 6! Camleback Mountain Busted a double that day 2peaks in one day(Superstition Mountain) Awesome view of Phoenix and the views to the…

Finale

getting hot out there

Camelback hike

Good hike. There was more people hiking Camelback than Piestewa peak. Parking can be limited, it’s better to get there early. There are 2 trails,…

Camelback via Echo Canyon

Amazing weather for mid-April in Phoenix – in the mid 70’s. Although it was Monday the parking lot & trail were packed. Spoke to a…

Crowded Camelback (via Cholla Trail)

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…

Camelback… it’s been a while.

It’s been approximately 20 years since I hiked to the summit of Camelback via Echo Canyon Trail and as beautiful as it is, I began…

Double whammy part 1

For this peak I parked along the road near cholla trailhead (well it was crowded so about 1/2 mile away).  Then I road walked around…

Scrambling up the Camel’s Back

For this hike I decided to take Echo Canyon trail instead of the Cholla trail. I figured that parking was the last thing I should…

Camelback

Peak #2 on day 1 of our 6 peak weekend challenge

Clamber Camelback

What a beautiful day for Clambering up Camelback.  I hit the Echo Canyon Trail head about noon, and thankfully it was a cloudy cool breezy…

Two down, thirty-four to go.

Started at Cholla, up to summit, down to Echo Canyon, back up to summit, down to Cholla.  This has always been one of my favorite…

Hurry up and wait

It’s Camelback so it’s pretty much climbing a  difficult trail with hundreds of strangers. Very beautiful, lots of loud music and people in fashionable attire.…

Blustery and cool morning on Camelback

First time for me. Wow, some real rock scrambling! Great practice after those soft, smooth northern California trails I am used to. It took me…

Chollo Trail

Very confusing trail to follow. Got turned around repeatedly. But beautiful views from the top and sunrise.

Camelback via Cholla

Always a fun scramble. I feel like I end up on a different route near the top every time I go.

Camooos Hump!

Weather was incredible! Perfect time of year for hiking, and this day, time, and weather just happened to be ideal. I thought this hike would…

Windy Camelback

This was your typical Saturday hike up Camelback. A bit busy, even at 6:45 am start time. Nice and somewhat rigorous hike. I’ve hiked Camelback…

Camelback Mountain

Great morning to summit Camelback Mountain. Rock scramble towards the summit. Lots of Hiker’s, beautiful flowers. Weather was perfect for hiking 🥾. I felt great…

Chillin at Camelbsck on the Cholla Side

What a great way to kick off Spring Break. An afternoon hike in the Phoenix Valleyvwith beautiful weather, cool breezes and blue skies. The views…

Camelback

Busy trail. I enjoyed the flowers and having my hiking partner with me. The sun was out and the wind started to get pretty strong…

Camelback

Warm weather, very little people on trail

Camelback

Got take a good friend from DC up Camelback. It was beautiful Arizona morning hike!

Camelback Zoo

Travel schedule forced me to do this on a Saturday around noon, and it was a zoo. for LA folk: like Bronson Canyon or The…

4 to go!

Getting into details. Since my last hike the Piestewa Peak, I mentioned it at my BJJ class and now I think we have a small…

Whoop Whoop Camelback

well the “easier” of the 2 trails here, LOL. it’s not far but a good challenge. All street parking and walk through a neighborhood to…

Camelback

Not what one would assume from an inner city common mountain trail .

Early Risers get First Parking Spot

The beginning of the was a gradual climb. I was a little shocked at how many rocks you actually climb. The weather was cool enough…

Camelback Parking Challenge

I’ve lived in the Phoenix area my whole life, and done a good bit of hiking, but this was my first time up camelback. Trail…

The Camelback

An interesting and quick hike, with great views of the valley… but what a zoo. Parking is abysmal, and hiking up the mountain is a…

Great Weekday Hike

This is an awesome short hike that has some fun tricky sections.  But I would probably try to do it on a weekday because on…

Early morning Camelback Hike

Enjoyed an early morning hike just before sunrise.  We were able to find a close parking spot on the road which was a plus.  The…

Morning Hike

Started early to avoid all the people. Great hike. Bit of a scramble at the top

Camelback

What a great climb. More scrambling here than Flatiron (imho). Crowded, but everyone was encouraging and people were respectful of rights of way courteousies etc. 2.7…

Goat Trail

An afternoon hike to end the day. This trail, by far was the hardest of the three I’ve completed. The numbered poles are a great…

Camelback Cholla

This was a fun climb. I usually do Echo Canyon when I hike Camelback.  But I enjoyed the difference and the ability to run more…

Camelback Mountain

Everyone on the hike was very pleasant – not too many runners today which makes this trail a bit safer to travel. It was more…

Super-Crowded Camelback

Maybe I’ve just heard all the hype or maybe I’m a trail snob but I didn’t like Camelback.  I enjoyed the technical parts but not…

Oh my quads!

I’ve lived in the area for almost 8 years and this was my first time on Camelback.  It was a busy trail but the views…

Cool Camelback Climb

Great cardio workout! Beautiful warm sunny day with my favorite hiking companion.  Great in-town hike that makes you feel far away from the busyness of…

Camelback climb

Great hike with good elevation over short distance.  Weather was good with a bit of a chill at start but quickly warmed up as the…

Cold Camelback

We had a cold winter. It was cold this day. I don’t think I even broke a sweat, and not because it wasn’t hard –…

Sunday dawn patrol with my Fit Fam

It was a beautiful morning after an overnight rain. An early start meant not fighting for a parking place. The temps were cool and the…

Camelback or Bust

Amazing hike after a 6 hour drive from Los Angeles. Pulled in straight away to the packed parking, car changed, chugged the last of my…

Sunrise on Camelback Mountain

When I was young, growing up in Indiana, our neighborhood was surrounded by 100′ tall sycamore trees. These trees are perfect for climbing, and we…

Saturdays are for the Boys

The trail was like it normally was, no harsh conditions and quite crowded. Parking is always a pain to find but it is okay because…

Hawk Attack!

Today was a beautiful day for some hiking in Phoenix. It was sunny and breezy. My friend, Kyle, who I’ve roped into this challenge, started…

Camelback

The weather was great! Going on a Saturday meant it was hard to find a parking spot, but hiking camelback is always a good time!…

This was a real Eye-Opener!

Early Winter (Late Fall?) we went to Sedona to do some Hiking. We did Bell Rock Loop and thought, “Hey! This is a breeze!” Newly…

Climbing the Camel’s Back

Today was a beautiful day to hike. Patchy clouds let the sun through to warm you up and a soft breeze made sure to keep…

Camelback Mountain: A Great Workout

Beautiful day, sunny with temps in the mid 70’s. Did this hike first due to potential parking issues and lots of people were out with…

Camelback Mountain: A Great Workout

Beautiful day, sunny with temps in the mid 70’s. Did this hike first due to potential parking issues and lots of people were out with…

Pushing myself to the limit

The hike was amazing but unexpectedly difficult. The trail was hard to follow at times and I will admit there were points where I thought…

First hike of 2019!

It had rained the night before so we started with the smell of fresh rain and damp trail. The climb up was slick in areas…

Camelback Mountain

I loved this hike, as it is a popular Phoenix hike amongst the locals. Sitting in the middle of the city, I enjoyed the gentle…

Camelback

Went at sunset and was super pretty!

Camelback is Cool

We’ve lived in Phoenix almost 20 years and have never hiked Camelback Mountain, the most popular hike in the city. Well, there was that one…

Dec on Camelback

Great hike. Challenging enough and quick. Did 2 hrs round trip. Some climbing but mainly hiking.

Camelback – Santa Sighting!

Hiked to the top of Camelback at sunrise on Sunday. Took the Cholla trail out-and-back, and passed by SANTA on the way down! Must be…

Scramble part 2

Another AZ great. Get ready for another awesome scramble!!

Camelback

This hike was awesome! Definitely challenging but a great experience. The trail is very rocky and steep so you have to be careful. The weather…