WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.
To Echo Canyon Trailhead In Phoenix follow 44th St. North. 44th St. turns into McDonald. Follow McDonald to first Right past Tatum, which is Echo Canyon Place. Turn right, go up the hill and good luck finding a parking space in the tiny lot. On Spring and Fall weekends your best choice is bicycling to the trailhead. Otherwise, be prepared to drive in circles up to a half hour for a parking slot as waiting is not allowed.
From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 10.4 mi - about 18 mins From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 112 mi - about 1 hour 44 mins From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 144 mi - about 2 hours 12 mins