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South Mountain Park

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Address: 10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042-8302
Phone Number: +1 602-262-6862
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This, the largest municipal park in the world, is a popular hiking, biking...

This, the largest municipal park in the world, is a popular hiking, biking and horseback riding trail area.

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This place was so breath taking. Just get out and follow the trails. So peaceful. We saw young and old alike using the trails. Wish we would have had more time to check out more... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was so breath taking. Just get out and follow the trails. So peaceful. We saw young and old alike using the trails. Wish we would have had more time to check out more of the trails.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to the top to overlook the valley at sunset and it was superb best night out and will be doing it again

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great city park from which to view the city of Phoenix and it's surroundings. We watched the sunset for the top of the mountain. Many families were enjoying this experience at sunset also. Great place for kids.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Long winding road to the top, but worth it. Three major lookout points are very scenic. Able to see nearly all of the valley, and the plane activity too. Would be an outstanding place to catch a sunrise or sunset. Did not get to hike this time but it's on the to do list for next trip, as there are... More 

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West Linn, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hiked the Kiwanis trail, which is about 2.2 miles RT. There is some incline, as you go from 1200-2200 feet elevation, but you see marvelous displays of cactus, some petroglyphs, and small desert animals like birds and chipmunks. For those who cannot or choose not to hike, there are roads that gain access to various views and places throughout... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Winding road, in good shape, to the top of South Mountain is an adventure itself. The view from Dobbins Outlook over Phoenix and environs is spectacular. There are several hiking trails and an equestrian center. Not busy midweek.

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Woodstock, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drive all the way up to the top and look out over the city of Phoenix. The winding road can make you car sick so chew some gum!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place for hiking, biking, driving to the top of the mountain, horseback riding, jogging, and just getting out into the desert without getting lost! Kids love the little stops along the drive to the top. At the top you have a 360 degree view of the city. I believe this is the largest intercity park in... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Numerous trails, great views. We like hiking, but mountain bikers enjoy it too.Wear good shoes and take water. Petroglyphs on some trails.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This may not be the tallest spot in Phoenix or the best view, but sunsets from the top are beautiful. This and the fact that you can drive to the peak and not have to be a hiker, make this a popular spot for all visitors & locals alike.

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