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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 #27 of 224 things to do 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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Ossining, New York
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81 reviews 81 reviews
23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

When you first see Hole in the Rock, you assume you have to be a rope-carrying super-hiker to get up there. But as you get closer and park, you see that the Hole is really not very far up, and being enjoyed by families with kids and adults of all sizes and shapes. It is still a mystery how you... More 

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Naxxar, Malta
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

A small very easy hike perfect to have a break at work if you are nearby. You get also a nice view from there. Nearby there are some small ponds. Apparently people fish there.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Pros: It's Free! :-) Hike up there is easy. The hike takes you around the back of the hole and is an easy gradual climb. If you have the time to spend, pack a snack and hang out there for a bit! A lot of people walk up, take a couple pictures, and then head back down. Bathrooms/Vending Machine available,... More 

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Pearl City, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We went to Hole in the Rock because of the reviews on TripAdvisor and we weren't disappointed. It was an easy hike up to the hole in the rock - even for non-hikers like myself. The view was really nice. Something fun to do if you're looking for something quick and easy to fill your itinerary.

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Oxnard, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Great photo op. Next to the Phoenix Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Parking is free and there are public restrooms available. There are other trails to enjoy as well.

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Denton, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

There's not much to this place. It's located next to the Botanical Gardens and all you need to do is walk around back of the rock and you can be in the Hole in the Rock.

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I am visiting the area by myself with my 13 month old and 3 1/2 year old in tow. I was so happy to find that this is a place I could go without stress that we all would enjoy. I could carry my baby on my hip throughout the whole walk/hike up to the hole and my 3 year... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

It was windy as heck when you get up there. Not a bad lil walk . It was really cool being up there. I'm glad I was able to experience it.

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Smiths Falls, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

If you like easy hikes and interesting rock formations, check this out for sure. My father in law is in his mid 80's - in relatively good shape and the walk up was not a problem for him, though we kept close to him at the top in case he lost his balance.

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Hanover, Ontario
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54 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We could actually see this attraction as we were driving to Old Scottsdale so we stopped. There was no charge to drive up to the base of the hill where the trail begins. Don't go into the first lot you see. There are more further up. I just want to warn older folks who aren't as steady on their feet... More 

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