Papago Park
Papago Park
4.5
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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JSWKingsfield
Seattle, WA203 contributions
Mar 2023
The area around the Hole In The Rock is a nice way to experience the desert topography without having to venture too far from civilization. The trail up to the Hole is maintained but fairly steep, the path is natural dirt w/many rocks, people with mobility issues may find it too challenging. Pleasant fishing ponds have covered areas which are good places to rest and picnic/hobnob with friends. Bathrooms are available here, as well as drinking fountains. Beautiful views from The Hole, very popular early in the morning and for sunset.

Nearby are the Phoenix Zoo and the Desert Botanical Garden, both of which are gems.
Written March 18, 2023
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Gretchen Farrar-Foley
Milwaukee, WI56 contributions
Jan 2023
We went up to the hole in the wall to watch the sun go down over Phoenix. It was spectacular to sit in the hole in the wall with more than a hundred people. It is an easy walk and well worth it.
Written January 12, 2023
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Frank K
15 contributions
Jun 2022
Well-maintained trail (unpaved, no stairs) with signs identifying some plants and talking about desert ecology in general. Ample parking. Right next to zoo. You really feel like you're out in the desert. Covered picnic tables.
Written June 17, 2022
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Melanie A
15 contributions
Apr 2022
We enjoyed to hole in the rock. Interesting site with views of the Phoenix area and surrounds. The park was awesome! I loved watching people fishing in the well stocked ponds. It was nice picnicking there. It was hot out but the picnic area was protected and we caught a nice breeze which made it pleasant to be outdoors. The Hunt tomb was interesting. We didn’t do the nature walk as we had just come from Saguaro NP.
Written May 2, 2022
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EPottawa
Ottawa, Canada448 contributions
Feb 2022
This is a lovely easy walk with views that are worth the short time to visit this site. The hole in the rock gives you an nice vista and makes you appreciate the desert and mountains around Phoenix.
Written February 22, 2022
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klutzWestBend
West Bend, WI668 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Went there this morning. Just beautiful. Yes, the climb to the hole in the rock was fairly easy. Wish there hadn't been so many people and dogs, but it was great. We then moved to the trails on the west side. I would say anyone with all different abilities could hike there many times and still do something different.
Written February 18, 2022
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Denae M
248 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
Beautiful park and many things to do. Easy access to different trails. Stunning views and public restrooms available. Fun for all ages. 10/10 would recommend.
Written February 11, 2022
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AndyB5542
Minneapolis, MN3,802 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
We hiked the Double Butte loop in Papago park. It was a fairly level and easy walk. There are many trail variations and you can climb higher if you want the challenge.

There is no water or restrooms at the trailhead, but parking was free.
Written February 9, 2022
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sharrongeg
Henderson, NV3,036 contributions
Jan 2022
Really enjoyed walking around this park. Located near botanical gardens et al, this is a great (free) park to walk around.

Several free parking lots (don’t go into the first parking option, but continue driving a few hundred feet). Plenty of shady tables for picnicking. Smell-free, flush public restrooms available.

No food on sight - but a great place to picnic and let kids run free.
Written January 28, 2022
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Keith S
7 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
We made a point to visit this park twice on our 6 day trip! Too many great trails and hiking for just one day. It's amazing this is a free park (no entry fee, no parking fee). Bring a lunch as there are lots of places to picnic.
Written January 11, 2022
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