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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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First time to AZ

I had never seen the landscape of the west before and it is beautiful. The different colors of the mountains and the valley below were awesome. There are trails if you are a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I had never seen the landscape of the west before and it is beautiful. The different colors of the mountains and the valley below were awesome. There are trails if you are a hiker, but stay hydrated as the sun and heat are intense. The length of time you spend depends on if you drive to the top or hike... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

With so many trails available, my family never runs out of options. Unfortunately, we are too wussy to explore the desert in summer... the heat is too intense for us. Looking forward to cooler weather so we can get back to hiking!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We drove down to South Mountain Park almost on a whim and were glad we did. The place was near deserted so for the most part we had the mountains to ourselves. It was too hot to hike (there are many trails of differing levels so we plan to hike it next time we are down in winter) so we... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

SMP is a very large park on the far South end of the city. At North base is a Boy Scout camp, a Girl Scout camp, a castle built for a daughter and more. Up to and on top of the park is miles of great hiking with views of the whole valley. Morning hikes and lots of water are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Beautiful views of the city and lots of family fun await you. There are easier trails for those with young children or just learning to hike. Don't forget your water.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Miles of Mountain roads going all the way to the top of the mountain. Miles of Cactus Rock & Desert to see. An excellent was to look down on Phoenix & the surrounding towns

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

We went to Dobbins Lookout in the hopes of getting a view of the city. We drove in the morning (8am) and there was no traffic on the way up. The drive up is part of the fun too, as the natural landscape is in contrast to the nearby urbanity. Once we arrived, the views were phenomenal and we pretty... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Wow! The views from the top of the park are incredible! What an expansive view of Phoenix! Great for hiking and biking or just a nice Sunday drive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It was a great hike just outside of Pheonix, just the right temperature to do this in January. Nice views of the city. Not too difficult to hike.

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Oranjestad, Aruba
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

So great to see the Phoenix panorama view. Very clear day and we could see forever. Could almost see my house in Cave Creek.

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