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Phoenix Mountain Preserve

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

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Wonderful hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding trails.

Great trails and wonderful views from mountain top to valleys. Options for long or shorter distances.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Richard U
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great trails and wonderful views from mountain top to valleys. Options for long or shorter distances.

Thank Richard U
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many places you can get out of view of any signs of city life and pretend you really are deep in the desert. This is not a "normal" park with paved sidewalks, playground equipment and band stands. Not much grass either. If you want a taste of the desert and a good workout on foot or bike, you can't go... More 

1 Thank Marc C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Visited family in Phoenix who happen to live in a house that backs up to this preserve. Since I usually walk 8 miles a day this proved to be a very interesting and challenging way to spend a few hours each morning. Coming from Florida, the desert and mountain scenery was a welcome change. Trail 100 is well marked and... More 

2 Thank CaptainBill1
Scottsdale, Arizona
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54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The PMP in mid-town Phoenix is ultra cool. My recommendation if you're not an experienced hiker or really fit, is to start by visiting the 40th St. or Northern Ave. access points. They're largely flat to rolling terrain and you get to experience the beauty of the Sonoran Desert. Yes, you do the treadmill everyday at home. If you want... More 

2 Thank Rick S
Phoenix, Arizona
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

There are trails of all levels here. This is from an easy trail lover, who is somewhat over-weight, OK, obese. The views are fabulous. And, there are plenty of trails that are beyond my interest, but my friends and family find fabulous.

2 Thank Marty S
Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Go early in the day to avoid the heat and find a parking spot. Excellent accessibility (other than parking) for city dwellers and visitors.

1 Thank bbrunmeier
Arizona, USA
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95 reviews
80 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Trails for all skill levels. Some are loaded with people like Piestewa Peak but there are many you can be the only one around. You can hike for hours or just do a stroll.

1 Thank broza1205
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50 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Nice place to hike and explore near NE Phoenix and Scottsdale resorts. Most people hike, although some bring mountain bikes. It's ideal if you're looking for an easier, flatter hike than Camelback or Piestewa Peak.

Tucson, Arizona
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We spend a lot of time here when the weather is nice. It feels like the wilderness, but is actually close by. Take lots of water, and lots of pictures!

1 Thank BCNF
Phoenix, Arizona
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332 reviews
65 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Diverse, clean, well-maintained trails and surroundings make it easy to forget you're just a few miles from the heart of the city. I'm especially fond of North Mt where you can park at the wonderful interpretive center on 7th st and begin your odyssey which is 17 miles long if you do the entire adventure. As always, be smart...this is... More 

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