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South Mountain Park

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This, the largest municipal park in the world, is a popular hiking, biking and horseback riding trail area.
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10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042-8302
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+1 602-262-6862
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I started out doing the Moorman Loop Trail and added a potion of the Midlife Crisis Trail. Both were great, the the mid-life was awesome being on the crest of the ridge with great views both directions. I went at noon on a weekday, so...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CuriousTraveler5050
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A great place for sunset. Not really far from the city. You can drive straight to the top or go hiking. No car on Sunday (silent day).

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Vy_Idol
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this beautiful mountain hike. We hiked up the Hobart trail leaving the parking lot at 240 pm. We stopped a lot for pictures and for breaks for me. We were concerned because sunset was at 535pm. But we made it to the lookout...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank darbrown30
Reviewed 1 week ago

It has nice views but parking on the way to the top of the mountain is very scarce, so it's hard to get out of your car to look around.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Quest639497
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a drive and/or hike and get some good views of the Phoenix area and the valley. It is certainly worth a couple of hours.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Fast_Eddie_4600
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

excellent - several trails - A great place to see the sunset or even go in the daytime. Did not seem a good place for very young children unless you are holding them

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ellen Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was born in Phoenix and have lived here most of my life. When I have people come in from out of town and they want to get a good look at the valley, the first place I take them is here. It's free for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank wmlipe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very close to the city, you can choose different trails of different levels depending on the time you have. Very pleasant hiking experience.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank libing2001
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the fourth time I've flown to Phoenix in late December to hike in S Mountain Park. This year I tried several trails for the first time, including Alta which is now one of my favorites. It has fewer hikers than the National trail, and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank ToutLeMonde
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited South Mountain park for an afternoon nature walk amongst the seguero and burrow cacti. The nature walk trail starts right by the restroom/ranger station and was just right for our family with young children and varying fitness levels. As with any adventure...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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James T
December 20, 2018|
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Response from DannyWasserman | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely !!! This is a good work out with a lot of up and down elevations. You will definitely burn some calories.
James T
December 20, 2018|
Response from irina g | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can, the paved, serpentine-like road waves up to the top of the mountains, which is at the level of 2300 feet (it is called Dobbin's Lookout - this where parking is); so it's quite a distance to get up there from... More
April 4, 2018|
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Response from Donald M | Reviewed this property |
Depends on how quickly you think you can hike a 4.4 mile trail. It isn't a very difficult trail but I'd still figure an hour to go up and back. Warning: not the greatest sunset view, but you do get a great view of Phoenix... More