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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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Activities: Biking, Hiking, Horseback riding
Description: 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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It is a great view of the Phoenix area up there. They do have short nature walks, a drive and bike path up to the summit, lots of ramadas and cooking facilities. Unfortunately, it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

It is a great view of the Phoenix area up there. They do have short nature walks, a drive and bike path up to the summit, lots of ramadas and cooking facilities. Unfortunately, it is often crowded during the tourist season. It is not so bad during the Summer. It is relatively well-developed and worth a trip.

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Edison
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This hike had a great view but don't go during 1-3pm during summer. There was no shade and the heat was unbearable. We thought we could drive all the way to the top but you can no longer do that so we attempted to hike. I'm sure if we went during the right hours we would've made it to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

What a surprise. This is the largest park in the US. The drive up the mountain is fun, but when you get to the top ALL of the Valley of the Sun is in front of you and you can almost see forever. I would love to go back up there in a dust storm or a monsoon, but a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

this is a great place to take visitors so they can see how the valley is laid out. we take every person that comes to visit here to South Mountain. When were out for a drive we often take a drive up the mountain

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This park is amazing, I have not been here in awhile but I can tell you is worth going to see the sight are wonderful you can see for miles on top of these Mountians

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Lookout Mountain, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Not knowing the city that well, we asked a few locals what was a great destination in Phoenix, and several of them mentioned the drive up to South Mountain. Not only was it a fun drive (watch for cyclists!) up the mountain, it's also a lovely drive down the mountain by moonlight. On the way up the mountain, we didn't... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Good mountain biking trails but basically just a mound of dirt as far as hiking. Pretty boring. That's really about it.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The lookouts are usually pretty busy, but this is my favorite place in the city. It has an amazing view of the city and there are so many hiking options.

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Glendale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My first trip to Phoenix I was taken here and now that I live here, any visitors I get that are first time I take them here. It's a great place to go to give visitors a great look at how big the valley is but yet its a great drive there with incredible views.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

if you enjoy Hiking? This is the place. Wonderful view of downtown and all the valley around you. Make sure you take water because the hiking is wonderful.

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Additional Information about South Mountain Park

Address: 10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042
Phone Number: (602) 262-6862
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > South Mountain
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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