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“If you visit Phoenix you need to drive up South Mountain.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of South Mountain Park

South Mountain Park
10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042 (South Mountain)
(602) 262-6862
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Ranked #8 of 94 Attractions in Phoenix
Type: Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Biking, Hiking, Horseback riding
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Owner description: This, the largest municipal park in the world, is a popular hiking, biking and horseback riding trail area.
Michigan
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“If you visit Phoenix you need to drive up South Mountain.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

If you visit Phoenix you need to drive up South Mountain. They close the gates around 7pm so you need to go up before then. It’s a great way to view the sky line of the city. It’s also a good place to have a picnic or go hiking.

Visited June 2013
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Federal Way, Washington
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“Wonderful view of Phoenix”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

This is south of Phoenix about 20 mins. There are places to picnic and hike. I didn't see any mountain bikes out there that day as it was too hot.

Visited September 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Wish we lived closer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

While it is only a short drive to get there, it is worth the visit! On some peaks you can see the entire Valley. I put my small daughter on my back and go for a couple of hours. I can't wait until she can walk/hike a bit on her own!

Visited May 2013
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Santa Rosa, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A great Place to Walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Near to the city of Phoenix yet with a feeling of remoteness it offers many hiking and walking trails. Especially appreciated by a senior like myself with COPD are the relatively flat trails that are available and don't require ascending and descending through elevations.

Visited January 2013
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Maricopa, Arizona
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“hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

It is a great park. The trails are well marked but beware of bikes.
It is easy to get to .Parking is doable dogs should be leashed.

Visited February 2013
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