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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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“hidden valley” (38 reviews)
“dobbins lookout” (36 reviews)
“mormon trail” (29 reviews)
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10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042-8302
South Mountain
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"great views of phoenix"
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"horseback riding"
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"great place to hike"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here twice in my 3 day visit. Lots of hiking trails that are mostly easy (flatter in the "valley") to moderately hilly but not terribly difficult. Went early to avoid the heat. Did three hour hikes each day. Bring plenty of water!!! Do not...More

Thank Sabena Y
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many trails at this park. A very popular place for hikers, mountain bikers and families. Dogs are allowed too. Facillities are available and there is a park ranger on duty. Parking may be a challenge if you go later in the day; but...More

Thank RuthO3
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many great hiking trails here, or you can go horseback. If you are not into so much exercise , it is a beautiful drive up to the top. you can see all of Phoenix from here.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been hiking South Mountain for 30 years. Yesterday my husband and I did over 10 miles on the Mountain and it was beautiful. Since it was very hot, only a handful of hikers and bikers were out and about. There is no place to...More

Thank Leslie O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have easy trails and a little harder trails. Nice park. And easy access. Will defenetly put this one on the frequent visit list.

Thank Becky B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Large with well paved roads. Recommend stopping by the entrance center to get info on trails and the surrounding areas. Hiking paths for all ages and abilities. Good interpretive trail by the ranger station.

Thank Ruth B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and long hiking trail. There is a small parking lot (about 10-12 cars). No public restroom or a rec center. Dog friendly who needs public restroom when you are in nature..

Thank Kerry R
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

This is a great place to hike, bike, picnic, see the views and just be in the Sonoran Desert. If you're not into hiking, there are nice drives that take you to great viewpoints. Afterwards stop at nearby Pancho's Restaurant and Cantina for a perfect...More

Thank Horse B
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We went with our camera club for pictures. There was a race that day & the road to the top was closed. We were disappointed, but were able to do some hiking & picture taking. The stabled looked interesting, but no one rode. We will...More

Thank Janet W
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

We drove up the switchback road to South Mountain Park. Views were incredible and interesting all the way but the pull off and short trail towards the top held breathtaking vistas. The weather was fabulous and views were even better by using binoculars. We had...More

Thank caj4743
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andrewjohnporter
4 April 2018|
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Response from DonMarinelli | Reviewed this property |
Depends on how quickly you think you can hike a 4.4 mile trail. It isn't a very difficult trail but I'd still figure an hour to go up and back. Warning: not the greatest sunset view, but you do get a great view of Phoenix... More
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RuthO3
27 March 2018|
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Response from RuthO3 |
Correction: Elliot and 48th St. NOT 4th.
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Lisa H
2 May 2017|
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Response from phxchica127 | Reviewed this property |
Trails are open until 11pm. This must be a recent change as we use to drive up to the overlook at night. Beautiful!
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