Good for walking.Great trails well marked. plenty of parking. Good views of Phoenix from some points.
Was looking for a hiking trail and was told South Mtn Park was the place to go. Easy drive from town (just follow the cell phone towers on the hill to the south). Plenty of parking with dozens of trails to choose from: easy jaunts to viewpoints, all the way up to challenging hikes of several hours. Lots of people... More
I live near the park. Out my front door, two blocks, and I'm there. This is a beautiful urban park, but it's actually just desert. Lots of trails so the hiking is great!
South Mountain is part of the National Trail Trek which is 15.5 miles from the eastern side to western side along the ridgeline. It's a huge park in Phoenix with lots of different levels of hiking and mountain biking available. You can drive to the top and enjoy the views of Phoenix. There is horseback riding available at the foot... More
South Mountain trails are accessible, challenging, and can provide anything from a quick work out to a day of great hikes and great views. My favorite is the Mormon Trail combined with the Hidden Valley Loop. I like "bushwhacking," and South Mountain affords plenty of opportunity to explore off-trail. If you can't afford the time to hike the Superstitions, South... More
Make sure you have a true mountain bike for these trails not a road bike or cross as they are rough going but lots of fun!
A great place to visit! Many hiking trails of varying difficulties. We hiked the Holbert Trail to Dobbin's Lookout. This hike is listed as moderately difficult, but we (mid-50's in age) found it to be "moderate" -- especially compared to Camelback that we hiked the day prior! The hike up and back took nearly 3 hours, but was very enjoyable.... More
The park is great for hiking and is free. Gate closes at 7pm but visitors are allowed to stay until 11pm once in the park. Definitely go at least 1 hour before sunset time to watch the sunset as climbing to the top (end of North Summit Road) takes some time and you will want to watch the colors change... More
16,000 acres of nice rolling hills and good views of the greater Phoenix area. Took a 2 hour hike but you can tailor your hike to how ever much time you have. The desert was just starting to bloom.
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