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Trails are easy, baseball fields need some work.

The hiking through the area is incredibly easy, so a family with younger children would be fine... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dallas, Texas
Something 'Nature' for Everyone

Visiting Papago Park was on our 'to-do' list in the Phoenix area. Papago Park IS a lovely area. It... read more

Reviewed February 15, 2019
Richfield, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hiking through the area is incredibly easy, so a family with younger children would be fine here. We were here for baseball games and I will say I was not super impressed with the complex. The bathrooms were gross and half of the toilets...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AndiesHints
Reviewed February 15, 2019

Visiting Papago Park was on our 'to-do' list in the Phoenix area. Papago Park IS a lovely area. It offers both paved and groomed (gravel) trails for every level of hiker. You can head to Hole In The Rock, an interesting rock formation with a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank divaw0rld
Reviewed January 21, 2019

Spent awhile here on Saturday and it's a very nice park. Very clean in a nice area. Hope to go back again before the temps rise in Phoenix.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Milinda N
Reviewed December 11, 2018

While Papago Park was only a 30 minute walk from my AirBNB in downtown Tempe I was thrilled to discover the sense of being transported to a desert experience. The catus were in bloom, there was wildlife, snakes, lizards, roadrunners, and some mammals I didn’t;t...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank kimbowa
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Enclosed between the cities of Tempe, Phoenix and Scottsdale this classic desert park sits on about 1,500 acres of the desert land, and it provides about 10 miles of trails for hiking and biking. There are some rest/picnic areas there. The Arizona Heritage Center, also...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank irina g
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Recently visited Papago Park with my GF for a morning hike. This Park ha a number of trails with differing degrees of difficulty, including a 5k hike that we did. Nice scenery and our experience was enjoyable. This park is good for hiking/wlalking, as well...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

this park it okay, there are trees and grass, and not too many sketchy people from mars. Ha, just kidding. dont go in august at 2pm.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank chareek2017
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Beautiful red rock mountain called Hole in the Rock. Very appropriately named. It is really easy to get up to the hole in the rock if you follow the path in back of the mountain. Climbing up from the front side is much more difficult....More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank davemY4192YJ
Reviewed May 12, 2018

This was our very first taste of hiking in the Phoenix area. Great place for beautiful views and something for everyone to do!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank colleenlrn
Reviewed April 27, 2018

I stumbled upon Papago Park while riding around Tempe and was not disappointed! There are two hikable "hills" located at the park. One is a bit taller than the other and has a hole at the top. There were alot of kids up there so...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Chris C
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March 7, 2019|
Response from irina g | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are covered picnic areas in Papago Park - with tables, benches, trash cans. You can see some of those on the travelers' photos. Enjoy your visit!