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South Mountain Park

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10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042-8302
+1 602-262-6862
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This, the largest municipal park in the world, is a popular hiking, biking and horseback riding trail area.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042-8302
South Mountain
+1 602-262-6862
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the time to visit this place at sunrise! Gorgeous! Take water and comfortable shoes. Enjoy the view and scenery. The splendour of the dessert!

Thank Oscar R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spend a week in the Phoenix area every March. My mornings consist of 5-7 mile hikes and then a beer and baseball at the nearest stadium. This year's favorite spot was the Mormon Trail on South Mountain. The climb was every bit of moderate...More

Thank Brad P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love hiking, so I was invited by a friend of mine to go hiking with her...We had a great hike and lots of fun!!!

Thank Ofelia U
Reviewed August 17, 2017

We organized a 10+ vintage car drive for friends and went up to the top of South Mountain. I've lived here since the 60's and haven't been there in at least 40 years. Most of our friends have never been there. It was gorgeous. You...More

Thank 58Lister
Reviewed August 15, 2017

From the first parking lot (take a right from the main entrance), looking north down Central Ave will have great views of Phoenix. Heading south will provide a rugged view with cacti and trails.

Thank Ikimashoka
Reviewed August 15, 2017

What a great place to visit. Easy to fine and the roads are well marked. We drove to the summit and there was lots of parking. Some people may find the drive a bit nerving as the road is narrow, curvy and in some place...More

1  Thank Ken C
Reviewed August 9, 2017

This is a nice park to spend the day at as long as it is not too hot! We stopped by only for a few minutes because the cacti and mountain s caught our eye! My brother often takes bike rides through the park when...More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed August 8, 2017

It was a very hot day when we decided to visit, so we drove to the vista, rather than hiking there but either way you'll be rewarded with a breathtaking view. It's very easy to drive to and is free to get in which is...More

1  Thank Neil E
Reviewed August 6, 2017

South Mountain was always my go-to hike when living in Arizona. I loved the Beverly Canyon trail and the Ridge Line trail as well. I probably hiked most of the mountain during my seven years living there and it is beautiful and quiet depending on...More

Thank BeeGail
Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

This is a great day trip or for just a couple of hours. The views of the valley and Phoenix are really cool! Lots of cactus and other desert 🌵 plants. The park is free and there are restrooms at the Ranger station and an...More

1  Thank Scott B
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Lisa H
May 1, 2017|
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Response from jamespeterchau | Reviewed this property |
Gate entrances will be closed at 7pm and the trails close at 11pm.
Ryan G
April 28, 2017|
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Response from Martha M | Reviewed this property |
If you are looking for an amazing view of South Mountain Park and Phoenix with little or no hike, just fill your water bottles and drive up to Dobbins Lookout about 13 miles south of downtown Phoenix (10919 S Central Ave... More
March 1, 2017|
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Response from Robin H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, there are no restaurants with an overlook view of the park. However there are restaurants with fine views of the city of Phoenix in the near vicinity (within 3 miles). "Top of the Rock" off 48th Street, has fine... More