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South Mountain Park

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Address: 10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042
Phone Number: (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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Bus tour of Phoenix and Scottsdale . Excellent tour and guide. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Recommend it

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Joppa, Maryland

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Joppa, Maryland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bus tour of Phoenix and Scottsdale . Excellent tour and guide. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Recommend it

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very easy to get to through downtown Phoenix. Plenty of trails and places to stop. A bit of drive to top. Saw many bikers on the road.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every first saturday of feb there is a great canadian picnic. This is the 64 th year!! Free! music, games for young and older! Great family day outing! Food and drinks avail. Or bring your own. Prizes! Non profit supports youth in educations. South mtn is great spot to hike, climb, and go to the top to see the vast... More 

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Munster, IN
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46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved seeing the top of the mountain and the antenna cactus'. Lots of good trails to hike and great view of the city of Phoenix and surrounding areas. Take along some picnic lunches and enjoy your day!

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Seattle, Washington
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38 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove to all of the places that a road would take us (not enough time to get in any hiking, unfortunately). Stunning views overlooking Phoenix as well as the back (south) side, where there is lots of high-end housing developments and agriculture. Bring binoculars if you have them. Bathrooms are a little weird - you walk in, and the... More 

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Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a PHX local, I've utilized these desert hiking trails for many years. The close-in location makes it ideal for an after-work or weekend hike. The multiple South Mountain trail heads stretch from the far east-valley to the far west-valley, and offer a huge variety from easy to moderate to difficult. One of my favorites is the Marcos De-Niza trail,... More 

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Bay Village, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

South Mountain Park is worth a visit if you plan to be in Phoenix for a few days. There are plenty of trails with different levels of difficulty and, if you aren't a hiker, you should drive up Summit Road to enjoy the breathtaking view from Dobbins Lookout. We got our steps in by meandering on the Los Lomitas trail... More 

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Calgary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After being closed for over a year, the road around South Mountain is now open.This is a must for visitors and residents alike, as you get a wonderful view of the whole area. If you don't like heights, this probably isn't the trip for you.We love the drive and the stops along the way.

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Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views! We took the national trail and it was a pretty easy hike! It wasn't too steep. Actually, the whole hike seemed pretty flat. We loved it!

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to hike 4-5 times a week in South Mountain. I loved making a loop of the National and Mormon trails from the Pima trail head, as well as the Telegraph Pass and Kiwanis Trails. Gorgeous, secluded, and wonderful. The best part of Phoenix!

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