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South Mountain Park

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Address: 10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042-8302
Phone Number: (602) 262-6862
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This, the largest municipal park in the world, is a popular hiking, biking...

This, the largest municipal park in the world, is a popular hiking, biking and horseback riding trail area.

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The best view of the Phoenix

If you are visiting Phoenix don't miss the views from South Mountain Park. If you don't mind driving on a narrow mountain road this is absolutely worth the drive. The only real... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are visiting Phoenix don't miss the views from South Mountain Park. If you don't mind driving on a narrow mountain road this is absolutely worth the drive. The only real choice is whether to go up for day viewing or night viewing as both are spectacular. This park is basically the same park I remembered from the 60's... More 

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Sun City West AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We always take visitors to South Mountain. The views of Phoenix and the surrounding areas are great. Easy to drive to, park, and hike around.

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Scarborough, Tobago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed the trails there through a horse back riding tour. Arizona could get really hot so with plenty water. Alot of desert fauna and flora to see.

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a local in Phoenix so I visit South Mountain every few weeks. I usually hike Holbert Trail which starts at the main entrance (Central Ave) and you make a left turn right after the gate. It is a moderately difficult trail that is steep and it took me a hour the first time to climb up. But now it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to see the city lights on clear night. Also during the day you can actually see where different cities boarder. The mile square city of Phoenix, "major streets" looks great and you'll see central avenue from start to finish on a clear day. WHAT A VIEW. Wear comfortable shoes and a hat, take water too if want to... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed driving along the scenic routes that curve along the mountain. Not too many walking trails mostly for motor exploration.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Winding trails with hills and some park benches along the way. We spent time walking and talking a lot. Visiting family so nice place to do just that, catch up with each other's world. There were bikes and pets on leashes on the trails as well.

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Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My business Bella Dolce and Flora provided a Wedding with services at the big Ramada at South Mountain and it was beautiful. The park is very clean is a big park and allows hiking and trails along with a driving road to tour the area. The ramada does require a permit no glass and no music played out.

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Tempe, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited South Mountain Park weekly for more than the past decade. It is a huge park. You can visit for a picnic utilizing one of the many ramadas. Or you can enjoy the park like most people by hiking, bike riding or even by horse back. There are many trails so plan ahead and bring water. Awesome views... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fabulous asset for the city of Phoenix. Many miles of hiking and mountain biking trails for all levels.

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