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Address: Papago Park, Van Buren St. and Galvin Pkway, Phoenix, AZ
Phone Number: 602 256 3220
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Fun, Easy Hike, Kids of all Ages Love it.

We had a play date with a play group and did a short hike. All of us in shape and not, old and young hiked it no problem and loved the experience. Id recommend Shoes with Grip... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Glendale, Arizona

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Let's be honest. This is a whole in a rock at the top of a hill. The path is relatively flat and easy to ascend. It took us 10 minutes to complete.

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A fun photo op in Papago Park! It's a quick stop near the botanical gardens and the zoo is near there too! The walk up the the hole is short and not too strenuous if you're sure footed.

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Glendale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We had a play date with a play group and did a short hike. All of us in shape and not, old and young hiked it no problem and loved the experience. Id recommend Shoes with Grip for Hiking, Water and Camera for Candid pics of kids in the Rock- Trust me they will want you to take this picture... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The hike up the back of this mountain is pretty tame. Once you get up to the lookout, it is either awesome or terrifying. For me it was the latter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This was a last minute ride out for us. IT was something to see. Very close and easy to get to from one of the many driveways that lead around the zoo area. Although it's open all day, it's very warm and the short hike should be done in a little cooler weather.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a nice little climb, take water or better yet a small picnic lunch, climb up and sit insie the hole while looking out over the Valley of the Sun. May not be advisable for very young children because you want them to have fun too

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Las Vegas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is a pretty easy hike, even with young children. The view from the Hole is pretty nice for taking pictures, especially at sunset

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Wauconda, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I enjoyed this. On the day I went, it was mid-day and 113 degrees. Not very well planned out, but that is when I was in the area. So, with that said, I was grateful for the short walk up to the rock. I made sure I had water and my camera. Once at the top, the view is very... More 

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Phoenix, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I live in Phoenix and this is always a stop on my list to take visitors. This is a great place to see the surrounding Papago Park area and in the distance the skyline of Phoenix. Very easy hike up to the hole on marked path but I advise you bring sneakers to wear on the hike.

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Milpitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Who knew that during WWII Phoenix held German soldiers for the duration of the war? There was even a breakout from ~20 of them in December 1944(?). Unfortunately the Greman POW's had old maps and what they thought was freedom through rivers ended up to be dry wash areas without a drop of water...

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