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Phoenix Mountain Preserve

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Neighborhood: Camelback East
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Address: 1431 E. Dunlap Ave, Phoenix, AZ
Phone Number: 6023351962
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Offers more than 23,000 acres crisscrossed with trails.

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lots of trail options

Enjoyable hiking for all ages, some handicap accessible, trails for different ability levels. Great views of the valley.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyable hiking for all ages, some handicap accessible, trails for different ability levels. Great views of the valley.

Thank love2go2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great place to go hiking and see some excellent scenery. The trails are marked weal good and there is a map at trail heads that gives the type of difficultly and the distance. A must us good hiking boots/shoes, water and a camera.

Thank Myra A
Arlington Heights
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214 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The trails at North Phoenix Mountain Preserve are well-marked and VERY scenic. We hiked all of Rt 100 on both sides of 7th Street, and found the trails to be wide enough for walkers, runners, and bikers. Although rocky and hilly, the trails are not too steep unless you go off that (Christianson Trail) route onto some of the steep... More 

Thank LuciArlingtonHeights
Lebanon, Ohio
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

there are several different trails with a variety of difficulty levels. These are very rocky trails to be sure to wear appropriate foot wear. The views were absolutely amazing. I chose to come to the Phoenix Mountain Preserve rather than Camelback due to the amount of different trails and from reading that Camelback has so many visitors on those trails.... More 

1 Thank kevin28_1962
Upper Sandusky, Ohio
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55 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good hiking Trail and it is an uphill walk that will make your heart pump. The views at the top are gorgeous. I do not recommend walking this trail if you are not in good shape physically. It is not a dangerous walk, but you want to be cautious as you walk and pay attention to the path. I saw... More 

1 Thank kaatok
Highland Park, Illinois
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59 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is an incredible piece of desert wilderness just minutes from our hotel. Great hiking for all skill levels, with great mountain views. Some of the trail signs are missing and parking can be a bit hard to find at peak times, but once you get there you can get "lost" in nature without spending hours to get there.... More 

1 Thank JBN1958
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great day amongst nature. So much to explore and really great hiking as well. I'm pretty sure you can also go horse riding here although I didn't do that.

Thank SydneyCfr
Steubenville, Ohio
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34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a very large preserve with trails that fit everyone's abilities. You can hike out and only see the mountains and the cacti or go to the top of the mountain and see beautiful views of Phoenix. The only wildlife I saw was a jackrabbit but I was thrilled with it! The trails are used by hikers, horseback riders,... More 

1 Thank L R
Scottsdale, AZ
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87 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This preserve is huge. Every time I go, I find myself awestruck that this is in the middle of Phoenix. Last time I went I was not prepared. I thought I'd take a short walk, which turned out to be a long walk. I did not have water and after a bit, it became very hot. Having lived here for... More 

1 Thank rancher28
Glendale, Arizona
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31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Few people know that the City of Phoenix has the largest Park (Phoenix Mountain Preserve) located within the City limits of any city in the US. There are many walking, Biking, and running trails located within the Preserve. It costs nothing to use the preserve. Please remember to bring lots of water if you're from a State other than Arizona.... More 

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