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South Mountain Park

10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042 (South Mountain)
(602) 262-6862
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Ranked #5 of 129 attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
Activities: Biking, Hiking, Horseback riding
Description: This, the largest municipal park in the world, is a popular hiking, biking and horseback riding trail area.
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Sacramento, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

On Saturday, my son took us on an outing to South Mountain. Initially, I was excited about going but then as we travelled up the mountain, I became to get very nauseated. I could not wait to reach our destination. Of course, it was extremely hot and that definitely did not help me with the nauseated feeling. Once we arrived... More

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Port Norris, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We love a quick ride over to SMP. It is close, lots of different views, built by the CCC and provides one of the best lookouts in PHX. Huge fan

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AZ
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117 reviews 117 reviews
88 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

There's hiking, biking, horseback riding, archery, picnic areas with BBQs, petroglyphs, wildflowers in spring and more. Trails range from easy to hard. I like taking visitors to the top at dobbins lookout point for the view and see Native American wears. Mystery castle, rustlers roost and buttes resorts are nearby attractions.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My son moved to Phoenix in May of 2014. My wife and I stopped in for a few days on our way to Vegas. This was the first thing he wanted to show us, and I'm glad he did! A little bit of a hairy ride to the top, but well worth it for the view (Google South Mountain summit... More

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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

A great park with a lovely view. If youre not a hiker or bike rider, pack a picnic dinner and drive to Dobbins point at the very top. There are several benches and a shade structure where you can view the whole city. The gates to drive in close promptly at 7 (sadly!), but once inside you can stick around... More

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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
20 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Great place to walk and look at the wonders that nature had given us. If you enjoy taking photos of this kind of stuff then it's a great place to do so.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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69 reviews 69 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Okay I'm biased--I bought a house on this park because I love it so much. But really, where else in the world can you get 52 miles of trails through pristine desert? And you get a variety of elevation choices--I live near Desert Classic, where I can run or bike on an 11 mile stretch of rolling hills. Or, I... More

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Houston, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Great hiking. One could get lost for days just minutes from Phoenix. Indian petroglyphs can be found. The hidden valley is cool(er) even in the summer time.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
6 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My work brings me to Phoenix from time to time. I usually end up having 2-3 hours of free time that I fill exploring the area. On this trip I drove from Scottsdale to South Mountain Park on the recommendation of the hotel manager. It is an easy drive there. Once there the drive up the twisty road provides awesome... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

It's great the view of the city and trails great to spend the day in a natural presence especially early.

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