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Address: Papago Park, Van Buren St. and Galvin Pkway, Phoenix, AZ
Phone Number: 602 256 3220

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Hole in the rock

Short easy hike, our kids and 73 year old parents made it and loved it. Great view, right next to zoo.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Jasper, Indiana
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Jasper, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Short easy hike, our kids and 73 year old parents made it and loved it. Great view, right next to zoo.

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Canton, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have visited Phoenix many times and have always wanted to visit Hole in the Rock. Well, I am glad I never made a special trip here or I would have been disappointed. It's a nice enough little walk, but not much of a "hike". The view is nice, but not great. At the top, if there are other people... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Easy enough for a 5 year old to do. It took us 5-8 minutes to get to the "hole" in the rock. Watch out for bee hives, bring your camera, there are great views of Papago Park. Several geocaches in the area made this a great first stop for us!

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Kirkland, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Hole in the Rock is definitely a unique, natural wonder! I think it's a great experience and doesn't take a huge commitment to go visit. Really though, it's a 5 minute walk from the parking lot up to the hole. So the overall trek is fairly quick and therefore great for those less inclined to hiking. But it's cool enough... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This was on our list of things to see while in AZ. Glad we did. Hike up isn't too difficult. Appreciated the man-made steps on last part of the hike up.

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

When you arrive from the parking area (a short walk of less than a minute or two) you will likely see people climbing the rock in what appears to be a pretty difficult first climb. Unless you are there for rock climbing, ignore them and follow the trail to the right, around the back, the easily takes you up to... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Catching the sunset throuh the hole in the rock is great. It is avery easy hike for just about anyone.

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

climb up, look through the "hole in the rock". what a great view and a site to see. its amazing what nature does over time.

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Goodyear, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Easy to do - all activity and age levels could do this walk. But, it can be a bit crowded. Great views of the city from the top. Just watch your footing a little - some areas can be a bit slippery. A great place to spend some time if you don't have all day to leave the valley but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I love to come here on week nights to watch the sunset. It is a stunning view especially on a semi-cloudy night. It's a short hike up , I don't find it difficult but some people will. It also does get very busy on some nights, especially weekends. Fella's this is a great date place, when it's not busy it... More 

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