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Hole in the Rock

Papago Park, Van Buren St. and Galvin Pkway, Phoenix, AZ
602 256 3220
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Ranked #17 of 128 attractions in Phoenix
Type: Geologic Formations, Mountains
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miami
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Whether you want to take the easy path up or do some more serious climbing, the view from the hole in the rock is worth the effort.

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Mesa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Four of us were looking to kill an hour before heading to Salt River so we took this hike. It was very easy (didn't break a sweat) and had some nice views.

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OKC
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We had around half an hour to kill before meeting some friends and stopped by Hole in the Rock. It was a quick and easy little hike, and my kids had some more fun once they got on top and could challenge themselves a bit more. Perfect if you don't want to get too sweaty and just have a little... More

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Cincinnati OH
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This is so cool. This is located just passed the parking area for the Phoenix zoo. It is so easy to get up to, I really wouldn't call it a hike. You walk up a path to the back of the mountain and then up some steps to the hole. The breeze and the view is amazing! It does tend... More

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Oslo, Norway
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I walked up to hole in the rock after a trip to the zoo, not far to go and easy to find. Definitely a easy walk up, and it offers a great view. Could maybe have wished for more infomation boards or something, but it could also be that i simply missed those. Easy access to both the zoo and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Super easy location. Just outside of Phoenix. The hike up to the rock is easy for most. Great for kids and adults. It is a quick trip, we saw it in under an hour.

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Bossier City, Louisiana
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73 reviews 73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Even though I was wearing a "boot" due to a broken foot, it was still pretty easy to climb up to view this hole in the rock and hopefully we got some great photos. There were not many people there on a Thursday morning but kids and even a 75 year old guy who hiked up there. Some young guy... More

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Selah, Washington
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79 reviews 79 reviews
31 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This is such a neat place! We have a 7 and 5 year old boy and the hike up to the cave/hole was very easy. There are steps in the back on the path that make it easy. We went during the morning around 9am on a sunday and it wasnt too crowded yet. There is even an opportunity to... More

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

If you are in the area - right by the Phoenix Zoo and Deser Botanical Gardens, then you have to stop by this hike! If you enter the parking lot for the zoo, there is a far left-hand lane that takes you to a parking lot directly at the foot of the 'mountain'. We parked there because it was a... More

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Massachusetts
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151 reviews 151 reviews
63 attraction reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Nice geologic feature to enjoy. Easy to get to, just a short walk from the parking area. Paths take you around the back and ascend some gradual stone steps. Don't expect solitude at sunset time.

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