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South Mountain Park

10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042 (South Mountain)
(602) 262-6862
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Ranked #6 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Just as the title says there are some great views accessible by both driving, parking lots and hiking. Had some great fun driving around and exploring and also hiking through some of the trails (even in the 100+ degree weather!) There were also some fun spots for geocaching. =] Had a great time with my boyfriend- it was definitely worth... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The resort where we stayed was next to South Mountain. We enjoyed hiking here each morning and evening. There was a variety of trails to accommodate to any skill level; flat trails between the mountains as well as trails to the peaks of the mountains. We saw a variety of wildlife along the hike.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was a very nice place to visit! You get amazing views of the city if you go all the way to the top of the mountain. It's very nice and quiet, you could probably have a nice picnic there. There is not much to do, other than sit and enjoy the view! Also keep in mind that they do... More

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We visited South Mountain Park as part of a day tour. The view was amazing. The only criticism I have is I believe they should have a restroom at the top. When we visited there were 2 outhouses- but with the extreme heat they were not pleasant to use.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The park itself is gorgeous and I would have really enjoyed it, if it wasn't for all the people. There were way too many to enjoy it. If it would have been just hikers, maybe it wouldn't have been that bad. But there were some shady people hanging around at parking lots, hanging around and drinking. That results in lots... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Had sometime in an afternoon to kill so I decided to drive to South Mountain Park and was very surprised. Didn't know what to expect from the view but was impressed of the view and scenes of the Valley. Took the drive all the way to the top and went to tv antenna side to see the south side of... More

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Bothell
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Many hiking & biking trails. Also, the drive up to the lookout is spectacular! If you hike go early and be done before the heat of the day. Bring lots of water and a hiking buddy

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

If you are looking to explore the outdoors in Arizona there's no better place than South Mountain Park. With over 1,600 miles of trails you can hike, bike or horseback ride along a variety of trails for every experience level. My daughter and I love to take our bikes over for an invigorating trail ride. Some of the trails are... More

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Sacramento, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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