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Scottsdale, AZ: Camelback Mountain Hike

Scottsdale, AZ: Camelback Mountain Hike

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Located 10 mins from the Scottsdale Promenade and 20 mins from downtown Phoenix, Camelback Mountain is the perfect spot to experience views of both Scottsdale and Phoenix.

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There are two different hiking trails on this mountain, Cholla Trail and Echo Trail. To tell you the truth, I am not sure the difference between the two, or which one I hiked, but what I can tell you is the view from the top was amazing, like the photo below. I am not an experienced hiker at all, and this hike was doable, but not overly challenging.

Some words of advice for this hike- Plan for parking delays. I hiked this area on a Saturday morning, which seemed like a popular weekend activity. It took me over 45 mins to find parking. There were several parking patrols passing out tickets for cars parked illegally.

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I visited AZ in early November, which the weather was very comfortable to do this hike. I would not recommend it in the middle of the summer heat.

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The top of this mountain is extremely photogenic, making it the perfect location for photo shoots. I teamed up with Scottsdale Event Photography to have a shoot, like the below photo.

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