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So much fun!

We had no idea this would be so fun. It’s an easy hike up the mountain (trails) and it was really... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Vanessa R
Santa Clarita, California
Try to visit at sunset

This is a great site for a short visit, and easy to get to. It’s right next to the Phoenix Zoo, and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had no idea this would be so fun. It’s an easy hike up the mountain (trails) and it was really awesome at the hole in the rock.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a great site for a short visit, and easy to get to. It’s right next to the Phoenix Zoo, and a short climb to the top. It will be crowded at sunset, but still enjoyable. Wear hiking shoes or tennis shoes so you...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a 1-hour walk on the paved Elliot Ramada Loop trail following a visit to the nearby Az Historical Society Museum. Parking was free and easy to access. Views of the rocks and park terrain varied as we followed the loop. We saw people...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Sharon_Gwen_R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an interesting rock bordering the Phoenix Zoo property. It has a hike around the back that most people can do at their own speed. It is not handicap accessible except to the parking lot in front of it. Views of Phoenix are great...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Duane H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a marked trail to climb up to hole in the rock. On the back side are long stairs going up. Terrain can be rocky but this climb is not too challenging. It is worth the climb for the views. Sunsets here are pretty...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank SharonB231
Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up near this, and it is a place most kids in the area have visited. It has even been in at least a few movies. The walk up can be a little difficult, but not too bad.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Stephanie-L1111
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy walk (hike) up the back side and you reach the hole in the rock. Cute stop in the middle of the city.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank karenn21
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is like Art. It's natural formation of holes in a massive "rock" is so much fun exploring!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 810yvonnew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful view of the city and great outdoors. Parking can be tough but manageable. Bring water as resources are limited.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dgmmlevans09
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a quick stop while in Phoenix. It was neat but absolutely packed with school groups. It was unnerving having a lot of very little people everywhere especially in an area where a fall wasn’t an unreasonable expectation. Luckily no one fell.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank JMA032
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January 30, 2019|
Response from Bradmess1 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know did not go up that high but I saw some up there and it does not look like there is anything up there. Hope this helps.
July 26, 2018|
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Response from 196LindaC | Reviewed this property |
I don't see that it would be a problem. There are no gates
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Travel Forum Posts
Pauline L
5 or 6 nights in South Utah (1 Reply)
My husband and I are planning on taking a trip this summer to see Capital Reef, Escalante, Bryce Canyon and Zion. We love scenic drives/nature and hiking. I have a few questions and would appreciate any advice on the following: 1) We have plans to drive from Provo to the Capital Reef area then continue on HWY 12 to Bryce and end at Zion. With not having a lot of time in the area we want to hit all the "must see" within each area. What would you suggest us to see or do? 2) We want to try...More
February 18, 2013|
Response fromKbecjeans|
Answered in your Escalante forum post.
Strike Valley Overlook - Rental SUV (10 Replies)
I’ve come across a photograph of the “Strike Valley Overlook” view off the Burr Trail via Muley Twist Canyon. I would love to see this view! Because there will be 6 of us travelling, we are renting a Suburban-type SUV. I know you are not supposed to take rental vehicles on unpaved roads. But… my question is, how rough is the road to this overlook? Could a Suburban handle it? And just what are the risks of taking rentals? I assume if you have a wreck or damage the vehicle, it means you would...More
March 16, 2013|
Response fromkiller_bob|
You can easily take the Suburban to the turn off from the Burr Trail but no further. It's about 3 miles down the 'road' to the short trail up to the Strike Valley Overlook, well worth it!
Paulina G
West Covina, California
San Francisco Hole in the Rock (10 Replies)
Ill be vacationing in san francisco this weekend and do not want to eat at a fancy restaurant. I want to visit the hole in the rock places that have rare treasured food items. Does anyone suggest anything that I should try? Ive already heard about Ikes Place for sandwiches & Taqueria La Cumbre for a huge burrito...anything else?!!
November 16, 2011|
Response fromdrill-n-fill|
Welcome to Trip Advisor. I just have to make a slight correction to your question..... I think the term is "Hole in the Wall" :) Anyways, for hole in the wall Chinese food, try Sam Wo, 813 Washington St. The spring rolls are awesome! Dr. Z