Camelback Mountain is iconic throughout the Phoenix area, and is one of the best places to get a good workout. Extreme heat, no shade, elevation gain… and crowds can make this a challenging run, but the view of the Phoenix metro area is spectacular. It’s a little over a mile to the summit from either the east or west trailhead, or 4.3 miles point-to-point. Access is about 4 miles from downtown Scottsdale, or right there if you’re staying at the Phonecian Resort or the JW Marriott. This is SUPER HILLY and more of a hike/run.
- ~1 mile to the summit from either the east or west trailhead, or 4.3 miles point-to-point.
- 1,300 feet
- Cholla or Echo Canyon Trailhead
- Cholla Trailhead: 6131 E. Cholla Ln.; Echo Canyon Trailhead: 4925 E. McDonald Dr. Limited Parking