Mainah hikes Camelback

After work combo Camelback and Piestewa. What was I thinking. Camelback was alot harder than I thought. Lots of fun scrambling near the top. Never…

Camelback Mountain

Fun quick hike up. Some scrambling towards top. Beautiful views! Hike this late afternoon and trail had shade most of the way! Nice cool temps…

Camelback

Weather was beautiful, high 60’s.  This was first time for me to hike this trail and mountain.  I found it quite challenging going down the…

Camelback Mountain

My sister and I hiked up Echo Canyon and down Cholla Trail. We then walked 3 miles to our car.

Camelback, head to tail

My sister, Yani, and I hiked up Echo Canyon and continued on over going down Cholla Trail then looping back to the Echo Canyon trailhead…

Never again Camelback Mountain

It was an adventure. If you follow the blue reflectors when you can find them it’s slightly easier.  Got really windy towards the top so…

Camelback Echo Trail

Weather was perfect, hike was fun and challenging.  So many different lines you can choose, even though the trail is busy you never feel like…

Camelback Echo Trail

Weather was perfect, hike was fun and challenging.  So many different lines you can choose, even though the trail is busy you never feel that…

Camelnack

Fun hike with all the boulders.

This camel has a huge hump-back

Nice, semi-quick hike for a mid-day hike.   Beautiful, sunny day with temps in the upper 50s, made this a very pleasant hike. The trail…

Perfect Day

We had perfect hiking weather – sunny in the 60’s with no wind.  Everyone else thought it was a perfect hiking day, too.  Not surprisingly,…

Excellent Echo

This hike will challenge you as you climb over  boulders to get to the top.  It appears easy from the ground, but always pushes you…

Summit Fever on Camelback

So excited to have hiked Camelback–at last! First time up since moving here, views from the top were amazing!! The Echo Canyon Trail is challenging,…

Excellent Echo

We love hiking Echo Canyon trail at Camelback and enjoyed this kick-butt hike on a near perfect day.  Love the boulders and the challenge of…

Camelback Climb

So many people on this trail. The view was fantastic at the top. 2/3 was hiking and 1/3 was extreme bouldering!

Coquered the camel

Beautiful weather for a hike! Trail was very crowded. Had to park a mile from the trailhead. #mothersonhikes

Camelback via Echo Canyon

My goal for the 2020 Six-Pack is to do each peak via a “new to me” route. There are really only two routes up Camelback,…

Camelback sunrise

Sunrise hike, started 6:20 am headlamps on, steep ride line at the end, both lots of rocks and green with beautiful cactuses. Had the please…

Sunrise on Camelback

Camelback Mountain via Cholla Trailhead. Dec 31, 2019 @ 7AM. Total Distance: 2.9 miles. Elevation Gain: 1,270 ft. What’s amazing about this mountain is that…

Camelback

Great day and beautiful weather. Quite busy with lots of winter visitors over the Holidays!

Santa Cammelback

Cloudy cool morning made for great hiking. It was crazy windy at the summit.

Camelback Santa

We arrived before Dawn because we heard that    Santa’s visits on the weekends before Christmas draws big crowds. We did some bouldering to get…

Camelback

My son and I decided to knock out two peaks in one day!  This was a fun, boulder climbing, adventure done right after climbing Piestewa…

Spreading holiday cheer!

My 6 Pack of Peaks buddy, Amy, and I met up with a group of gals from Girl Take A Hike at 6am to start…

Camelback Attack

Had a great hike today with my BFF. It was definitely a challenge as I had never hiked this mountain before. The weather was great…

Camelback

The hike was challenging but short. It is a beautiful hike with nice views along the way. The trail is well-marked. We went during the…

Camelback

Lived in Phoenix for 8yrs and have put this one on the back burner because of all the traffic it gets. Great climb! Definitely ends…

Conquered the Camel

My friend Nicole and I did the Cholla trail and started around 1:30. It was her first time hiking Camelback. It was such a nice…

Camelback Santa

Weather was perfect.  Started early to get parking.  Had a blast, even got a picture with Santa.

Camelback

Great hike, amazing weather!

Camelback

Lots of Browns fan this weekend

Camelback Mountain

I had only viewed Camelback Mountain from the TV screen and knew that people where also being rescued from its trail.  So, I was a…

Camelback

Living in Arizona I have heard so many reports of rescues on Camelback Mt.  It is a challenging hike on the last section because you…

Camelback Mountain

What a sense of accomplishment to reach the top of Camelback!   The day was perfect.  The trail was crowded, but it was nice to see…

Camelback beauty

No parking at the Cholla Trail. We parked 3/4 of a mile from the trail head on the street. Be prepared for a busy trail.

Camelback

Trail wasn’t to busy. It was a beautiful day for a hike. No parking at trail head only on the road. You may have to…

Camelback Help a Brother Out

BEAUTIFUL DAY.  PASSED A COUPLE OF GUYS ON THE TRAIL FROM COLORADO.  ON MY WAY BACK DOWN, ONE OF THEM WAS HAVING SOME TROUBLE.  WE…

2 down

Oh my goodness! The hike was fabulous.  My 3 girlfriends and I began our hike at about 6:30 am and made it to the top…

Ho ho ho

Santa left the summit (by helo) just before we reached the top.

Surprise at the Top

A lot of other hikers on the trail today. I decided after I Summited that I would hike down the tail side and then back…

Camelback

Tough hike for me but really exciting.  Very beautiful views.

Christmas on Camelback

This is a challenging hike as you approach the summit. Great views of the valley. The problem with this hike is there is a lot…

Camelback pains

Camelback was a very difficult climb.  My knees and ankles really took a beating.  Again, too many people.

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…

Camelback over and back

Echo trailhead -> summit -> Cholla trailhead -> summit -> Echo trailhead. Around 5.5 miles and 2,600 feet of climb. Ten Phx fire vehicles in…

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…

Camelback Peak

Enjoyable weather, it was a bit crowded however.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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.

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 Mountain

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

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 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 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

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 – 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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…