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“Excellent hiking experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Phoenix Mountain Preserve

Phoenix Mountain Preserve
Phoenix, AZ (Camelback East)
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Ranked #22 of 218 things to do in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Offers more than 23,000 acres crisscrossed with trails.
Pittsfield, Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent hiking experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

On a 5 day vacation and I actually hiked North Mountain which is part of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. Very well maintained trail. Part gravel/rocky and some road. Steep in sections. It took about an hour to climb it and was very hot, but I was prepared as had plenty of water and took my time. Easy 1/2 day trip and just a few miles north of Phoenix downtown. Great views and some wildlife including birds and lizards. If not use to hiking, I recommend getting a map to get familiar with the trails and hike early morning or near sunset to avoid summer heat.

Visited August 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Great hiking trails”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

The Phoenix Mountain Preserve wanders all through Phoenix. You are never more than 10 minutes away from good hiking trails. There are trails for all levels of skill and all ages. Check out the visitor center at Thunderbird and 7th street. Center is just south of Thunderbird on 7th street.

Visited March 2013
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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88 reviews 88 reviews
37 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Would go more”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Would go here again we like to go hiking and they have fairly decent trails to do, the grandsons are really liking the hiking in the area

Visited January 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“"My Mountain"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I love these mountains and hike them at least 3-5 times a week when the weather is cooler. Have brought many people here and they agree that the trails are great. You can be in the middle of the mountain range and see the city in a surround view. the Wildlife is bountiful, but watch out for the snakes when it starts to get warm, there are plenty of them out there.

Visited May 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 attraction reviews
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“best hikes in phx”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

central phx. includes "piestewa peak" squaw peak. several trails.
easy to fairly hard (summit trail) good parking. bring water and have good hiking shoes or boots

Visited July 2013
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