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South Mountain Park

Address: 10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042 (South Mountain)
Phone Number: (602) 262-6862
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Ranked #7 of 93 Attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Biking, Hiking, Horseback riding
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Owner description: This, the largest municipal park in the world, is a popular hiking, biking and horseback riding trail area.

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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

An amazing resource in the city limits. Hike the great trails and get amazing views of the city and it's all free!

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Amherstburg, Canada
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12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The hike up the mountain was very picturesque. You could see all of Phoenix from the top. The vegetation was unique. There were many trails and you can pick how far and how long. Bring lots of water.

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6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We've gone up here a few times. Lot's of hiking, and mountain bike trails. But since the top is accessible by car, so that if you , and friends want a hikers view, this is a great place to go. The mountain road is accessible off Central road. You can drive to the top and have a great view of... More

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Silver City, New Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

It is worth the drive you to the top of South Mountain Park for just the view, but also the park is great for bird watching and hiking!

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Dunnellon, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We so enjoyed our sunrise visit to this free city park with Beautiful Vista overlooking several cities!

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Parts of the park are under construction right now. You can still get to some view points but not up to the top. We were there before sunset got some good pictures. It is for sure worth the trip.

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Brisbane, Australia
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191 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

there are heaps of trails and if you walk to one of the many high points you get some wonderful views of various parts of Phoenix. It was great to see lots of Ramadas and picnic spots around the huge park. Some of the scenic drives were closed while we were there but still a great place to visit.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a nice view of the city of phoenix. The road up the mountain is and interesting ride full of curves, but not to dangerous. The park also provide other attractions such as horse riding, at reasonable price

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St. Louis, MO
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150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I know that the road going to the summit is closed, but you can drive to the first overlook into the valley and city. But the place is very broken down. The overlook is falling apart (concrete), it is dirty and dusty and the entire park is just yucky looking. The view is what makes it a drive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

great for hiking! lots of mountain bikers as well...beautiful views of Phoenix and beautiful Sunrises and Sunsets!

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