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Phoenix Mountain Preserve

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Address: Phoenix, AZ
Description: Offers more than 23,000 acres crisscrossed with trails.

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PHX Mountain Preserve is awesome!

I really love this place! I enjoy hiking with my dog and riding my horse on the trails. The volunteer staff is wonderful as well! Thank you for all you do!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I really love this place! I enjoy hiking with my dog and riding my horse on the trails. The volunteer staff is wonderful as well! Thank you for all you do!

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Naperville, Illinois
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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Hike in 2 of the several preserves, one being only 5 min from our condo rental. Trails are marked as to difficulty with good choices for young and old alike.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The mountains in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve offer quite a variety for some good day hikes. I live next to Lookout Mountain and hike with the dogs every morning for a short 1-3 mile hike. These trails have loose rock so wear sturdy shoes and watch your step. The parking lot is never full so I think of this mountain... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is a very beautiful park. The trails range from Novice to Moderate. The park facilities are better then most I've seen.

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Arizona
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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Trails are nicely marked. Go at your own pace. Several different areas to walk. Also covered areas for a picnic lunch. Obviously, the higher you go the better views, but they are everywhere. Conveniently located, also. Of course I just Love these AZ mountains!!!

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Lorain, Ohio
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Start out by viewing the 10 minute video about the Museum's exhibits. There are so many old trucks and wagons close together that at times it's almost overwhelming. Anyone interested in fire fighting equipment and history could spend a lot of time here. Well organized by time periods to show the progress over many years. There is an Interesting display... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

There are a few different locations in the Phoenix mountain park system to hike and climb, and a few different access points and trailheads within the park system. Some of the reviews create some confusion about which exact parks they are referencing. I'm reviewing the hike from the trailhead on the east side of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve at 36th... More 

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Pacifica, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

What a beautifully set up and maintained preserve.Nice picnic areas, shade, clean restrooms, etc. We saw the ranger patrolling, well laid out trails, beautiful desert terrain.

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

many different trail options for solo travellers, lost of people passing so you don't feel completely isolated. take water, nuts, a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We happened upon the Phoenix Mountain Preserve as we explored the Scottsdale area. It was so beautiful! We enjoyed watching the hikers going up and down the mountains. We got out and sat in one of the picnic areas for a very long time. We were overwhelmed by the stunning scenery here.

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