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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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Hole in the Rocks

Did a little research ahead of going and found this to be a charming and interesting detour. Go early in the day as it gets busy and hot. Found it easily by following signs for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Did a little research ahead of going and found this to be a charming and interesting detour. Go early in the day as it gets busy and hot. Found it easily by following signs for the Zoo. Well worth the detour and it's free!

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Hole in the Rock is an interesting site to visit if you like Southwestern Native American history. The rock is a natural formation and it is an easy hike to the "hole". While there, you can take in some of the views of Papago Park.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Very easy to get to. Many attractions in the park. Spent some time exploring but need to come back and hit the bike trails.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Hard to find, but we followed the directions to the zoo and it's just behind the zoo parking lot. Beautiful, easy hike for even small children and free!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We took our two young boys (3 & 6) and they loved it. The hike is pretty easy. The bike path looked about the same. There is picnic areas and a lake for fishing.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

our family went here one morning while we were on vacation in Scottsdale. our son has been wanting to go here each year and they finally made it. they dropped us off at the "desert botanical gardens" and continued on, a short distance away to the park. the children are 7 1/2 and 5 1/2 and did well. it had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Earlier in the week we looked at the Camelback Mountain trailhead and trail and decided it was more than we wanted to tackle. Cousin Pam and husband Gary recommended the trail to the Hole-In-The-Wall at Papago as a more moderate but scenic hike. We met at the parking lot and headed off on the blue trail. As we neared the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We spent 4 hours in this park today! We covered many of the trails and climbed rocks at will. The palo verde trees were in bloom and they were a beautiful compliment to the reddish rocks and green golf courses. We saw a jack rabbit and a road runner. We left before visiting the zoo but noticed its parking lot... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Papago is always a must see and must drive through when we're back in Phoenix. The view from McDowell as you had through the buttes is magnificent and there are plenty of wonderful places for a picnic. Also the zoo is inside the park.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were looking for a short hike that was not terribly strenuous for the hot day, but was still interesting. We saw this one in a university newspaper and gave it a try. Not a lot of clearly marked trails, but the views were so interesting, from dessert plants and rocks to downtown Phoenix skyline in the background. An interesting... More 

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