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

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such a unique place

This was my second visit to Hole in the Rock, and it held all the delight and wonder as the first. An easy enough climb for my mom with her bad knee, and a great spot for family... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Denton, Texas, United States

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Denton, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This was my second visit to Hole in the Rock, and it held all the delight and wonder as the first. An easy enough climb for my mom with her bad knee, and a great spot for family pictures. I love the view, sitting in the cool shade, and just marveling at the rock formation. I'll certainly visit again!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Took my wife and young daughter on the trails around the peak then of course to the Hole in the Rock! Peaceful and surprisingly comfortable. Make sure you take water and maybe even an umbrella, the Arizona sun can really get to you. Great place to take little adventures and walk-abouts. Arizona is just an amazing place.

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

This is not a tough hike but it could be rough in 100 plus temps. Young children will be able to climb, just hold onto the little ones hand, there are some big steps. They will really love the view and will be amazed at how high they climbed. Don't let them wonder within the hole, they could slip and... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Neat geographical formation and if you're in the area it's worth a stop. It isn't particularly demanding so everyone but the most infirm should be able to get out and see it up close and in person. Otherwise, hello, the Grand Canyon awaits those who want to see rocks.

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Phoenix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A fun hike if you want to do it in 15 minutes. Everyone loves climbing up to the cave for pictures. Kids will love hiking this one.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Stopped here on the way to the airport and made the walk up to the rock. Somewhat short and easy hike for us, even in the heat. Nice view of town once up there. Wasn't crowded, but there were plenty of people about. It's a good way to fill some time if you're early for a flight.

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Nice hiking experience for all ages. Wear walking shoes and outdoor attire, and visit at odd hours to avoid the crowds. Best of all, it's free!

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Phoeinx, Az
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a fun and easy hike (about one quarter of a mile on a rocky path) up to a natural hole in a rock. It gives Interesting views of Papago Park and much loved by kids of all ages.

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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Short hike, but the signs say easy and it was NOT an easy hike, it was short, but I would say moderate. The view from the top was great and these was a cool breeze, so it was very pleasant at the top.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The climb to the hole in the rock was fairly easy and quick. Once at the top, a fantastic view of the city. A family friendly, easy, free site to see. There are several other trails and an oasis close by to see as well.

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Address: Papago Park, Van Buren St. and Galvin Pkway, Phoenix, AZ
Phone Number: 602 256 3220
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix

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