PLEASE READ: HIKE CAMELBACK SUPPORTS HIKING SEASON OCTOBER - APRIL. IF YOU CHOOSE TO HIKE IN ARIZONA'S SUMMER MONTHS, PACK PLENTY OF WATER, HIKE EARLY IN THE AM AND IN THE EVENING BEFORE SUNSET. AVOID MID-DAY HOURS. TAKE BREAKS. HIKE SMART.
Take a Hike, Do It Right
\The “Take a Hike, Do It Right” Campaign launched in August 2015, but we want to take a minute to revisit the gist of the philosophy.
Hiking is one of most magnificent natural escapes locals have in the desert oasis, and it’s an important one to preserve.
“Take a Hike, Do It Right” was designed to educate hikers, especially those coming to check out the trails from out of town.
While we continue to urge hikers- local and visiting- to consider the hike’s impact on their body and health, we encourage hikers to consider the impact of their activity on the trails.
Leave No Trace. Simple as that- leave no evidence that you were there! Keep empty water bottles on hand to recycle at the bottom of the trail. Save gum for the trash bin at the end of the trail. Stay on trail, and let rocks on the sidelines provide untouched shelter for wildlife.
We are so lucky to have Camelback Mountain in our home, but let’s remember the mountain is home to animals and wildlife, too. Pick up after yourselves and respect the natural beauty of our favorite trails.