Camelback Summit on the Final Day

I love this mountain and dislike hiking it for so many reasons. The trail seemed crowded to me for starting at 5:15am but only the…

Camelback

With the crowd control happening right now, this was an amazing hike. Started at 11:11 and wrapped up at 1:00. The trail was in great…

Canquered the Camel

Camelback Mtn via Echo Canyon. Happy we were able to get in today! Lucked out at 5am and got in. There was a decent line…

Camelback

Fun hike, getting in was not so fun

Is Anybody Out There?

Hike number two! I’ve hike this Mountain a couple of time before this, but it’s such a nice hike I really didn’t mind hiking it…

Camelback

It was different to come across the rocks and scramble that I encountered, but it made it fun and challenging.

fantastic

really nice hike up Camelback on a Friday mid-day.  Trail was not too crowded.  We went to the Echo Canyon trailhead – much of the…

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I have hiked Camelback thousands of times.  It never disappoints. It is always the perfect amount of challenge, finished with the perfect amount of reward.…

Camelback hike

I have hiked Camelback mountain many times before. Although it is not a trail I am all about due to the heavy traffic at all…

Camelback Mountain

Quick everyday sort of hike… crowded over spring break.  Great weather – stormy

Breaking the Camel’s Back

Since I had hiked Camelback before, I decided to add the extra challenge of “breaking the camel’s back.” I hiked up Cholla for sunrise, down…

February showers brings March flowers

A 75 degree day is the perfect weather to scramble up Camelback. The trail was filled with people, but not overcrowded. There were a ton…

Choo-Choo Camelback

Great hike, but lots of people as always. Exercise hiking etiquette/right of way on this one as there are some narrow spots that one can…

#3 of the day. Camelback

Hike 3 of Saturday in my 48 hour quest for all 6 peaks. The trail takes you up quickly above the surrounding cities and was…

Conquering Camelback

Another busy weekend hike, but once got around the first crowds made good time! Was a blast!

Wednesday Hump Day Camelback

Gorgeous day on Camelback.  I actually hiked Wednesday up the Cholla side and then Thursday Echo Canyon.  Both had their own beauty and challenges.

Camenlback-Cholla

Great weather, great friend, but too many freakin’ other people!!!

Camelback Cholla prak

Beautiful 7am weather and temp’s in the mid 50’s to start. Gorgeous up top!

Solo Camel

This was my third time hiking Camelback mountain, and the first time I’ve done it solo. The first two times I hiked it, I hiked…

Back from Stitches

After tripping, falling, and getting 18 stitches on my knee from a trail on New Year’s Eve, I’m finally back on the trail.  This one…

Camelback Mountain

Trail was in good condition. We went on a Monday so it wasn’t as crowded as a weekend might be. It is a good, challenging…

Camelback

It was Camelback.  Full of the typical hikers, talking on speaker phones, having inappropriate loud conversations with their partners just the typical in town trail…

Camelback

Rocks and more rocks as you ascend to the top! Perfect day for hiking in Phoenix.

Shellya #2

Awesome hike!  Difficult- wear gloves!

Camelback in a Flash!

Weather was cool, high 40s into the 50s, and sunny.  A little cool, but nice.  Felt great!  Crowded trail, though.

Ah the boulders

Mountain 2 in the same day!  Yikes but we made it. The terrain is tough. Be ready to stretch you legs 🦵 over some big…

Echo Canyon

Great trail and weather (about 60F). Not too crowded which was nice!

2nd Camelback Mountain

Phew!!! I have never hiked Camelback Mountain and today was the day!! We had to do a lot of climbing/scrambling on this trail. Trail also…

Humping the Camel

Arrived at the trailhead directly from the airport, grabbed a bottle of water and busted a move up the trail. The trail was well populated…

Beautiful day in Scottsdale

Great hike taking friends who hiked Camelback for the first time.  Beautiful day with many hikers.

Camelback Echo Canyon

Took our friends to hike Camelback for the first time. Great day! Love this hike, challenging and lots of friendly hikers out.

Camelback

Moderately trafficked hike at 1pm on a Thursday. Gorgeous views of desert grass and plants. Cool but comfortable weather.

Camelback

A perfect AZ winter day for a hike.  Lots of trail traffic on the Cholla side, as usual.

Up and “back” again

Nice sunny and cool weather, perfect for a hike up Camelback. Fun scramble up the trail to the summit. Clear day allowed long views across…

Camelback

First time doing Camelback. Definitely challenging. Loved all of the scrambling. Great views!

Camelback

Really liked this trail. Went early on a week day to beat the crowds. Only saw about 20 people on the way up…the way down…

Climbing camelback

This was tough!!! The views were amazing and by the time I made it back down I forgot how much I wanted to quit on…

Camelback

Beautiful day for hiking-sunny and 70. Felt great to spend the time with friends.

Calm Camelback

It was a great morning to hike. Perfect weather perfect temperature. Not too busy. It was great.

I’d Hike That

Camelback Mountain was a definite lung burner! It was a fun challenge! This trail is mostly rock scrambling and using two different rails to help…

Back on the Camel

This trail is my second home away from home….. Always a great hike!

Camelback Climb

This hike is rated difficult~be prepared.  The challenge for us was more about the heights and exposure to steep drop-offs than the distance or elevation…

Trekking Camelback

We’ve hiked Camelback a few times since moving to AZ.  It’s always busy, but the views are worth it!  It’s a trail that every local…

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…

2of 2 to Complete the morning!

Everyone in the Valley was here today. The entire hike you could here the bands and cheers from the crowd for RnR Marathon.

Bring On the Rocks!

Always a great hike! It’s fun with all the climbing.  Just haven’t been in a long time due to parking and trail being crowded.  Definitely…

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,…

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…

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…

Coquered the camel

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

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!

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.

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 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…

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

Lots of Browns fan this weekend

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 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 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…

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…

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…

Climbing Camelback

Camelback is always an accomplishment and we got to see the Christmas tree on top!

Climbing Camelback

Camelback is a favorite of mine. Been there many times. Always love it!!

HIking with the girls

Hiked with me and 4 other friends/coworkers.  It was challenging but  fun.

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.

Ho ho ho

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