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Hole in the Rock

Papago Park, Van Buren St. and Galvin Pkway, Phoenix, AZ
+1 602-256-3220
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It's a hole, in a rock

It's cool if you want to hike up there to get your photo made inside but Phoenix is so hot that I... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
BethMorrison6
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Dalton, Georgia
unique experience

Glad we visited. The walk from the parking lot was short and easy. We enjoyed the views from the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
126PaulineC
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Bolingbrook, Illinois, United States
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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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“easy hike” (108 reviews)
“papago park” (92 reviews)
“short hike” (60 reviews)
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Papago Park, Van Buren St. and Galvin Pkway, Phoenix, AZ
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+1 602-256-3220
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"papago park"
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"phoenix zoo"
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"great view of the city"
in 9 reviews
"walk up"
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"botanical gardens"
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"fun hike"
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"formations"
in 47 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It's cool if you want to hike up there to get your photo made inside but Phoenix is so hot that I opted out. The park surrounding is a pretty desert park

Thank BethMorrison6
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Glad we visited. The walk from the parking lot was short and easy. We enjoyed the views from the top and were pleasantly surprised to have the place to our self. We went on the 4th of July and the parking lots were all closed...More

Thank 126PaulineC
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For someone not used to the Arizona weather and landscape, this is a must go. The hike itself was not challenging but the 115 degrees made my family and me feel like heroes once we got to the top.

1  Thank jdlmm
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a skating 109 degrees! But we made it to the hole. Such a beautiful view with a nice breeze. Be careful going down coz the tiny rocks are quite slippery. I had a good roll down with some bruises and cuts. But it...More

Thank UandMeTravellers
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting. Short hike to the hole in the rock. Lot of rock climbing if you want. Nice park area surrounding the area.

1  Thank Joe L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I went here on a hot, 107 degree day. We parked our car right at the trailhead. The actual trail was very well marked and very short at only 0.3 miles. Once we walked through the hole, the views were amazing!

1  Thank Viajera172705
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Go late in the day during summer. After 4 or before 10am is go too. Fun with our 6 yr old plus a couple of teens. Pretty lake/pond close by....bring lunch there are picnic tables. Nice for killing an hour or so. Small playground for...More

1  Thank Brgree
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our recent business trip to Scottsdale Arizona we did a little side trip to Hole in the rock park. If it had not been 105 degrees I may have enjoyed it more but it is just a hole in a rock. not much there.

Thank thibbs1955
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of parking space, easy to find, no entrance fee, going up there was easy. Perfect place to have those instagram moments. It´s a beautiful place in Papago Park. Clean and well kept. A must-visit in Arizona.

1  Thank joclaves
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hole in the Rock in Papago Park is a wonderful place to hike to and take pictures. You can stand in the rock and see the city! It is a gentle hike up the back of the rock, even for this 55+ woman with fibromyalgia!...More

1  Thank cfunk2018
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Cindy J
November 1, 2017|
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Response from alisafranz50by50 | Reviewed this property |
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Ian R
May 14, 2017|
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Response from mueller66 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, this is a easy walk from the zoo to the hole in the rock. From there to the botanical garden it is recommended to take the short bus ride as taxi might be difficult that outside town. If you walk it will be 20 minutes.
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