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Hole in the Rock

Address: Papago Park, Van Buren St. and Galvin Pkway, Phoenix, AZ
Phone Number: 602 256 3220
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Ranked #18 of 89 Attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Mountains, Nature & Parks
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Type: Geologic Formations, Mountains, Nature & Parks

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Coachella, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Visited friends in the Phoenix area and I was surprised they didn't know about this place. I told them I found out about through Tripadvisor! This is a fun hike, perfectly safe with little ones, we had 4. Recommendations that would've made it easier for me: 1. Park as close as possible. There are many parking areas for the botanical... More 

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El Mirage, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

On a beautiful spring day I was able to take this beautiful picture of my dog Goofy. Very easy hike, with picnic grounds surrounding, a lake and spectacular views to downtown Phoenix. Located next to the Desert Botanical Gardens and the Phoenix Zoo it is an ideal start to an adventure filled day.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

It is such an easy hike, my 5 and almost 3 years-old kids really enjoy it. Great spot for memorable pictures.

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Barre, Vermont, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This was fun short trail walk with lots of views and scenery. Well worth taking time out for this. Confusing on how to actually get to the rock we were able to ask a worker at the zoo. Walk takes less than 30 min up and back down, you can spend more time with a drink and snack jousting taking... More 

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North Olmsted OH
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106 reviews 106 reviews
45 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We walked through the picnic area to the hole in the rock. it was really cool and then you walk up this little hill, okay little steep hill and get to the hole. You can climb down in the hole and you can see the whole area. It was really cool. Great pictures.

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Peoria, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We have lived in the valley for over 20 years and had no idea this was here. It was a neat place to visit. Easy hike and the view from the top is amazing.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

It was a beautiful day when he headed out, sun shinning and not too hot. We parked down by the zoo and walked up to the rock. The hike to the top of the rock is really easy. Once to top you get a beautiful view and breeze. Definitely this is just a little side stop, not an all day... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This was a very cool hike you can just imagine yourself riding your horse around up here and hiding from the law. It gives you a real desperado feeling. Red rocks are beautiful. hike is pretty easy

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Wilmington, Delaware
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Nice trail takes you right up to the hole in the rock where you'll get beautiful views of Phoenix and the surrounding area. I just wish it wasn't quite so crowded...

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Simcoe
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Great side trip, very pretty surroundings, and you feel like you are no where near a city...it's awesome. Warning: When I started the trail to the rock, there is a BIG sign posted: active bee area!!! I'm allergic to bees, so that stopped me in my tracks. I spoke with a couple locals, and decided to not go any further.... More 

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