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South Mountain Park

10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042 (South Mountain)
(602) 262-6862
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Ranked #5 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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Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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AZ
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117 reviews 117 reviews
88 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

There's hiking, biking, horseback riding, archery, picnic areas with BBQs, petroglyphs, wildflowers in spring and more. Trails range from easy to hard. I like taking visitors to the top at dobbins lookout point for the view and see Native American wears. Mystery castle, rustlers roost and buttes resorts are nearby attractions.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My son moved to Phoenix in May of 2014. My wife and I stopped in for a few days on our way to Vegas. This was the first thing he wanted to show us, and I'm glad he did! A little bit of a hairy ride to the top, but well worth it for the view (Google South Mountain summit... More

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29 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

A great park with a lovely view. If youre not a hiker or bike rider, pack a picnic dinner and drive to Dobbins point at the very top. There are several benches and a shade structure where you can view the whole city. The gates to drive in close promptly at 7 (sadly!), but once inside you can stick around... More

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89 reviews 89 reviews
20 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Great place to walk and look at the wonders that nature had given us. If you enjoy taking photos of this kind of stuff then it's a great place to do so.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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69 reviews 69 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Okay I'm biased--I bought a house on this park because I love it so much. But really, where else in the world can you get 52 miles of trails through pristine desert? And you get a variety of elevation choices--I live near Desert Classic, where I can run or bike on an 11 mile stretch of rolling hills. Or, I... More

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