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Papago Park

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Neighborhood: Camelback East
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Address: 625 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone Number: (602) 495-5458
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6:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Activities: Hiking
Description: This park offers runners both paved and dirt trails.
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Easily access with great view

I spent nearly three hours in this park walking around. The rocks, the ponds and the trees composite a great picture for shooting. Strongly recommended for people who only has a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I spent nearly three hours in this park walking around. The rocks, the ponds and the trees composite a great picture for shooting. Strongly recommended for people who only has a short stay in Phoenix.

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Scottsdale, AZ
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This place offers one of the most spectacular views of the cities of Scottsdale and Phoenix in AZ. It is an easy climb, and the best time to visit is early in the morning. Bring your camera, plenty of water, and wear comfortable walking shoes.

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Naperville, Illinois
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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We took the back rout to top of Hole in the Rock and it's an easy climb with great views from the top. The over to the oasis for a picnic lunch with the round tailed squirrels. It is a beautiful spot

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Amherst, New Hampshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Fun and FREE(even parking). Great park with hiking and exploring of all skill levels while overlooking the city of Phoenix. Conveniently located next to Phoenix Zoo and Sonora Botanical Garden which I recommend as well. Enough for kids of all ages.

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Tempe, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I have lived in Phoenix for just under 2 years and I have probably been here at least 15 times. Its a wonderful place to get out of the city and enjoy the scenery. The best view is from the hole in the rock , but you can enjoy any view just by walking around and getting lost in all... More 

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Pearl City, Hawaii
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148 reviews 148 reviews
55 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

It took us over 30 minutes to find this park once we arrived in the area. Once we arrived, its really surreal and calm. If you want to take a short hike to the hole in the rock, its worth it. Wear appropriate shoes as its uneven ground with small loose rocks. Once you reach the hole in the rock... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I saw people driving from locale to locale within the park but the walking through teh trails and to each location was the best park. So much to see and even wildlife. I found a family of roadrunner. A beautiful place to see OUTSIDE of your vehicle.

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Great for families although toddlers would need to be carried; a mere 5 minute walk takes you to the top of a huge rock which a big hole in it that you can stand in, great photo op. Don't make a special trip to do this unless you're nearby.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We stopped here with friends for a picnic by the water. It is really a beautiful spot with all the palm trees surrounding the tiny lake. It was not too busy when we stopped around lunch time and there is a good selection of picnic tables. The hole in the rock hike is very very easy. I would say anyone... More 

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Virginia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This park was a very nice start to our vacation after arriving by plane same day. Follow the signs to the Zoo to get to the Park. There are several parking lots and one very close to hiking trail. Public restrooms available. Picnic tables and water fountains also available. The hike to Hole in the Rock is easy and the... More 

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