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South Mountain Park

10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042-8302
+1 602-262-6862
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This, the largest municipal park in the world, is a popular hiking, biking and horseback riding trail area.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042-8302
South Mountain
+1 602-262-6862
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We drove to one of the lookout points near the top of the mountain. We caught an amazing sunset over the desert and downtown phoenix. Plus... IT'S FREE!

Thank DayRiser
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the boat cruise and it was super informative and neat! We saw big horn sheep, wild stallions, and lots of birds. The bloody mary was delish too!

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 4 days ago

South Mountain Park is a overlooked jewel in the rough –I am amazed how many people live in the Phoenix area or have visited here and don’t know that the WORLDS largest city park is right here in their back yard. The park is around...More

Thank Beverly H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just think of it: from downtown Phoenix, enormous beyond belief, drive laser-straight across one of the widest dry rivers you'll ever want to see and right up into the rock face of these foreboding-looking mountains. This is the Sonoran desert, to be sure, and you...More

Thank bstampley
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am as close to a native as possible and have been going to South Mountain park since I was a child. Great views of the city, day and night. June, July and August are very hot in the valley, if you are not use...More

1  Thank Enrique D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we did not hike; just drove to the top and walked around. various levels of benches to sit and enjoy the view. plenty of saguaro cactus to photograph. well-paved roads. not much traffic, easy to navigate.

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hiked to "Hidden Valley" in May of 2017. Although it was pretty hot, even by 8am, the views were amazing. The trails were fairly well maintaned and there were different levels of difficulty for people of varying abilities.

Thank Dan K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

many different paths with different levels of comfort. Take water, wear sunscreen and watch out for snakes from June onward.

Thank mel2523
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not too much into hiking, but easier trails suitable for walking are available. In any case the views are nice and picturesque.

Thank Dawne H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are different trails. My favorite is Hidden Valley. It is incredible! There are some trails with petroglifos. Always be in the trail! Spring is my favorite time to visit

Thank Garduno O
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Lisa H
It says the park entrance closes at 7, but does that mean you have to be OUT of the park by 7? We are wanting to drive up to the overlook.
2 May 2017|
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Response from jamespeterchau | Reviewed this property |
Gate entrances will be closed at 7pm and the trails close at 11pm.
Ryan G
What location has the best view? Looking for an easy hike or no hike at all. Our son is 4 and some trails are too difficult for him.
29 April 2017|
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Response from Martha M | Reviewed this property |
If you are looking for an amazing view of South Mountain Park and Phoenix with little or no hike, just fill your water bottles and drive up to Dobbins Lookout about 13 miles south of downtown Phoenix (10919 S Central Ave... More
is there a restaurant with a view nearby?
2 March 2017|
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Response from Robin H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, there are no restaurants with an overlook view of the park. However there are restaurants with fine views of the city of Phoenix in the near vicinity (within 3 miles). "Top of the Rock" off 48th Street, has fine... More