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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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Favorite mountain in the Valley

I grew up close to South Mountain, and it is one of my favorite places in Phoenix. I love that there are so many trails (and trailheads) to choose from. There really is a trail... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I grew up close to South Mountain, and it is one of my favorite places in Phoenix. I love that there are so many trails (and trailheads) to choose from. There really is a trail for every fitness level. Some are more suited for hikers, some for mountain bikes, others are great running trails (my favorites). Various companies offer horseback... More 

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Woodstock
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The park is totally free and you can park very close to the summit of South mountain. Lots to do and see including many hiking trails and a very good visitor center.

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Kingston, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Drove up to Dobbins and Buena Vista lookouts and wandered a little on the trails nearby. Could use better signage for trailheads and what to expect. We stopped at the Ranger Station on the way up and the offices appeared closed and the only map available was off the Internet. There may be an alternate location for talking to rangers... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First trip here and totally impressed. My wife and I hiked the Holbert trail and really enjoyed the hike and the fantastic view of the valley and the downtown . Many trails to choose from-easy to difficult . Helpful staff at the Environmental Education Center. Wonderful barrier free trail, hard surfaced, wheel chair friendly. A terrific place to bring a... More 

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North Royalton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hiked at Central Avenue area. During the early morning during the week was practically the only person there which I enjoyed the solitude of being in the mountains. Once you get to the top the trail follows the peaks. Very nice views from above of the city and surrounding areas.

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Thank Inoque1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank beccarswartz
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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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