Drove up Dobbins and Buena Vista lookouts and worth the drive. Its free and gives great views. Hiker's have a reason to visit also.
About South Mountain Park
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South Mountain is actually a City of Phoenix Park, but if you are thinking swings and seesaws you will be sorely disappointed. If, instead, you are seeking myriad hiking trails of varying challenges, astounding city views, true desert landscapes, and knowledgeable park rangers, then South...More
What a wonderful park so close to Phoenix. Blessed are the people in Phoenix to have access to mountains, hiking trails, and great look out views from this park. Hiking the Hidden Valley trail is not to be missed. So also a drive up to...More
We always take new visitors to the valley here to view the sunset and the lights all over the valley. It has gotten busier over the years that we have taken folks there, so go up well before sunset to get a parking place. It...More
This huge park sits Southwest of Phoenix. It is a desert preserve surrounded by development. How wonderful that forward thinking citizens set this area apart. Nice visitors center. Many miles of trails. You will need to hike in the morning or in the evening to...More
I asked my local friend to show me cactus. tHe drive up here ensured I saw plenty.From the top there is a commanding view od Phoenix and the surrounding mountains.
I woke up at 4am my first night in Phoenix and searched for a place I could catch the sunrise. Thanks to the review from John H on here about visiting the South Mountain Park for this, he was right. View was great. You are...More
First of all could not find entrance. No signs. When found was closed for new entrance. Able to go around construction for hiking. Don’t think we were on the right trail as we climbed a hill that was challenging in the heat. Good hike but...More