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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 #8 of 89 Attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Biking, Hiking, Horseback riding
Owner description: This, the largest municipal park in the world, is a popular hiking, biking and horseback riding...
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Activities: Biking, Hiking, Horseback riding
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Owner description: This, the largest municipal park in the world, is a popular hiking, biking and horseback riding trail area.

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Utica, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We went to South Mountain to do some hiking for the afternoon, while on vacation. We are not hard-core hikers, so didn't want anything too challenging. One thing to mention is that the approach to this mountain goes through what would appear to be a rougher area of town. We didn't have any trouble, but you should take precautions. We... More 

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North Royalton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Spent 5 days in town hiking the area early mornings. Easy parking and relatively easy and quick hike getting to top of mountain and the continual hike along top of mountains with panoramic views in all directions.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

First time to South Mountain -- lots of trails to pick from and there are several different entrances and trailheads to start from. We hiked up a main trail off 48th St on a beautiful Sunday morning and it was VERY crowded but there was plenty of room on the trail and nice vistas of town. Even better views could... More 

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West Springfield, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

So sad that the summit trail wasn't open! went here to watch the sunset and was having a hard time finding a trail with a good view!

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Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

It's possible we were amazed only because we were new to the desert and to large foothills/mountains, haha. We went for the scenic outlook that you can apparently drive to, but it was closed because of recent flooding that washed out roads, SAD! So we drove until we found a little spot where you could park and walk up into... More 

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North Branch, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My husband and I planned for a late lunch at a local restaurant in Tempe, and then headed over to South Mountain Park for an early afternoon hike. We entered via the 46th St/Baseline Road trail head and opted for the Javalina Canyon Trail to the Beverly Canyon Trail loop. Just under 2 hours at a leisurely pace. Not too... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Many different trails and great views from the top and all around. Great walk alone or with family..

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Manchester, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We love to stay near South Mountain park when we visit Phoenix/Tempe -- there is great hiking here, and world class mountain biking (some of it pretty challenging), only a stones-throw away from the city.

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Placentia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Every time we go to Phoenix we go up absolute Mountain. On weekends there may be a lot of bicyclists. Fantastic scenery, views. Mbeautiful!

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We enjoy hiking South Mountain because it is easily accessible, has a variety of trails, and is a safe place to explore. We have hiked there many times while visiting the Phoenix area. The trails can accommodate lots of folks but be on the lookout for the bikers!

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