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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%
Travellers talk about
“hidden valley” (35 reviews)
“dobbins lookout” (30 reviews)
“mormon trail” (27 reviews)
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10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042-8302
South Mountain
+1 602-262-6862
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Love South Mountain for hiking! The trails are well marked, with just the right amount of hikers (not over crowded, like Camelback!). My husband and I love Morman Trail, Ridgeline and Holbert. There is a good mix of easy to difficult trails. Also, the drive...More

Thank Garymary18
Reviewed 5 days ago

My adult children took me to the top of this mountain at dusk just in time to see night lights of Phoenix. Curvy road, not too well lit rocky paths at park, but absolutely worth the trip, outstandingly beautiful view over the entire area!

Thank nanceb1439
Reviewed 1 week ago

been going here since i was born, lol nice for hiking b-day partys, in winter.. nice view of the phoenix area

Thank Charles W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Follow signed to Buena Vista and park at the top of the hill (there are about 10 spots). Walk along the National Trail to the Hidden Valley Trail. Fat Man's Pass is just about 10 feet from the turn off. The hike had amazing views...More

Thank DenverPorter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove up to the top of the mountain and it was spectacular! My teenage grandsons were quite impressed.

Thank Jo A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love South Mountain Park! A beautiful desert oasis for hiking and viewing the city of Phoenix, as well as, the Ahwatukee Foothills. I frequently hike the mountain and enjoy the views and cardiac workout. We drive family up to the top for sunset views...More

Thank I292VQjillc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I drove up here after a day of meetings in Phoenix and was so impressed by the view. You really can't get a good sense for the expanse of the Phoenix area until you get up above it. The drive up among the saguaro cactus...More

Thank jef-ind
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Take the time to visit this place at sunrise! Gorgeous! Take water and comfortable shoes. Enjoy the view and scenery. The splendour of the dessert!

Thank Oscar R
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I spend a week in the Phoenix area every March. My mornings consist of 5-7 mile hikes and then a beer and baseball at the nearest stadium. This year's favorite spot was the Mormon Trail on South Mountain. The climb was every bit of moderate...More

2  Thank Brad P
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I love hiking, so I was invited by a friend of mine to go hiking with her...We had a great hike and lots of fun!!!

Thank Ofelia U
Nearby Restaurants
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229 reviews
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Poncho's Mexican Food
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T-bone Steak House
86 reviews
2.64 km away
Sun Asian Kitchen
26 reviews
4.32 km away
Nearby Attractions
Mystery Castle
286 reviews
.98 km away
Dobbins Lookout
20 reviews
1.41 km away
Arizona Horses (Ponderosa Stables and South Mountain Stables)
213 reviews
.24 km away
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Lisa H
1 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
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
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