Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
4949 EAST LINCOLN DRIVE
Scottsdale, Arizona 85253

Directions ADD TO FAVORITES
This item has been added to favorites in your account!
Resort Map

Hiking and Biking

The desert is yours to explore

Omni Scottsdale Camelback Mountain Hike

Paradise Valley is a popular recreation haven for hiking and biking. Echo Canyon, one of two Camelback Mountain trails, is located just minutes away from the resort, which makes the Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa your premier hiking destination. If biking is more your style, there are many bike routes, near by, that you may enjoy. Please visit with our concierge. They will be happy to provide you with a hiking and biking trail guide so that you may choose your excursion.

VIEW PARADISE VALLEY TRAIL GUIDE 

LOCAL PARK & ECHO CANYON HIKE PACKAGE | $25 Local Guests 

Conquer Camelback Mountain with ease while you enjoy covered, self-parking at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia, assuring you will have a parking spot during peak hiking season. Echo Canyon trail head is an approximately 1-mile (10-minute walk) from the resort. Use hashtag #AtTheOmni to show off your hiking adventure!

Package includes:

  • Self-covered parking
  • Two water bottles
  • Echo Canyon Hiking Trail Map Guide
  • 20% discount at Crave for a #conquercamelback tee or retail item of your choice
  • $20 voucher to Joya Spa for an athlete's massage

Terms and Conditions

  • Hiking package is for self-guided hikers only. 
  • All visitors must purchase packages from Crave Café and have parking validation. Parking is subject to availability.
  • Joya Spa voucher redemptions must be used within  one month from date received.
  • Crave Cafe discount offers must be used the same day.
  • Trail head is approximately 1 mile from the resort parking area - there is no shuttle service provided.
  • All purchases are final - no rebates, refunds or exchanges.

SAFETY NOTICE:
Omni Scottsdale does not encourage hiking from May until September due to risk of heat exposure and fatal weather conditions. Hiking October to April it is recommended that you hike at dawn to minimize risk of heat exposure. Hikes on all trails in Arizona are done at one's own risk. Beginners should not attempt hikes on Camelback Mountain, Piestewa Peak or Pinnacle Peak since trails may be steep and treacherous. All trails may present hot and dry conditions. The desert has extreme temperatures from high heat, to cool weather and rain. Be sure to check the weather before heading out for the day and be sure to drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.

SELF-GUIDED HIKING

Camelback Mountain beckons hikers who love the Sonoran Desert, sandstone rock formations and unparalleled views of the valley. With some of the most scenic trails in Arizona, Paradise Valley has the right hiking route for every level. 

Echo Canyon Trail is one of the most popular hiking trails in Paradise Valley and is located behind the resort. Rated one of the more tougher hikes in the area, this hiking path has dirt, gravel, boulders, steep grades, some handrail-assisted sections, and is recommend for those who maintain a higher fitness level. The distance to the top is 1.14 miles and will take approximately 1.5 to 3 hours to reach the summit and back.

Cholla Trail is 1.4 miles to the summit and is located 4 miles east of the resort. Cholla does contain steep grades and resembles more of a hike than a climb. In order to reach the top, however, three-quarters of the way up the mountain, hikers will come across a section that requires maneuvering through large sections of boulders, so it's recommended that hikers proceed slowly and carefully. Hiking time is approximately 45 minutes to an hour, each way.

To learn more about nearby trails, descriptions and difficulty levels, please visit the concierge or the fitness desk.


GROUP GUIDED HIKES

Each Saturday October - April | Crave Cafe Patio | $25 per resort guest | Start time depends on season

Join a resort fitness instructor on a three-hour, expert led, Camelback Mountain hike every Saturday morning, October-April (weather permitting). Omni hiking guides know Camelback Mountain dangers and are CPR and First Aid certified to provide an educational and safe guest experience. Hikers are advised to wear proper attire, footwear and sunscreen. Water and snacks are not included and may be purchased separately in Crave Café.


PRIVATE GUIDED HIKES

Available October - April | Crave Cafe Patio | $95 per single person | $350 for 10 people

For reservations or if you have questions on how to prepare, please dial (480) 627-3015.


SAFETY NOTICE:

Omni Scottsdale does not encourage hiking from May until September due to risk of heat exposure and fatal weather conditions. Hiking October to April it is recommended that you hike at dawn to minimize risk of heat exposure. Hikes on all trails in Arizona are done at one's own risk. Beginners should not attempt hikes on Camelback Mountain, Piestewa Peak or Pinnacle Peak since trails may be steep and treacherous. All trails may present hot and dry conditions. The desert has extreme temperatures from high heat, to cool weather and rain. Be sure to check the weather before heading out for the day and be sure to drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.

BIKE RENTALS | $10 PER HOUR 

The beautiful weather and climate in Scottsdale lends itself to plentiful outdoor play and sport year-round. With some of the most scenic trails in Arizona, Paradise Valley has the right hike or bike route for every level. 

Experience the beauty of the desert while enjoying a bike ride through Paradise Valley. For more information on bicycle rentals, please contact guest services at (480) 627-3200. 

Every hiker needs to know these best hiking tips to stay safe and comfortable on the trail. 

  • Bring at least 32 oz. of water for every hour you plan on hiking, 2 liters if you plan on a full hike.
  • Stay on the trail and hike with someone, not alone.
  • Remain with your party at all times.
  • Inform someone of your hiking plans before you leave.
  • Bring a fully charged cell phone with you.
  • If in distress, stay calm, call 911 and wait for help.
  • Choose the hike best suited to your fitness level: Beginner - Intermediate – Expert. Options, such as walking along the base of Camelback Mountain are available, as well as other trails in the area that you may enjoy. 
  • Consult the Joya Fitness Staff at ext: 3015, with questions pertaining to all hiking trails.
  • Wear proper footwear such as hiking or all terrain shoes or sneakers. 
  • May-September: Hiking is not recommended during these months due to risk of heat exposure and fatal weather conditions.
  • October – April: Hiking is recommended at dawn to minimize risk of heat exposure.
  • Hikes on all trails in Arizona are done at one's own risk. Beginners should not attempt hikes on Camelback Mountain, Piestewa Peak or Pinnacle Peak since trails may be steep and treacherous. All trails may present hot and dry conditions. The desert has extreme temperatures from high heat, to cool weather and rain. Be sure to check the weather before heading out for the day and be sure to drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.

Options, such as walking along the base of Camelback Mountain are available, as well as other trails in the area that you may enjoy. 

Guest Favorites

at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

Omni Scottsdale Camelback Mountain Hike

Resort Activities

Explore all of the upcoming events planned throughout the year. From culinary adventures, to spa parties, live music, holidays and more.

Spa & Salon

Treat yourself to a day of pampering. Start with a treatment from Joya Spa. Then head to the salon for a full head-to-toe makeover.

Dream Weddings

Make your special day unforgettable with breathtaking ceremonies and receptions that turn your dreams into lasting memories.