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South Mountain Park
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$88.99*
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Small-Group Tour: Deluxe Phoenix and Scottsdale Day Trip
Ranked #5 of 236 things to do in Phoenix
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Owner description: This, the largest municipal park in the world, is a popular hiking, biking and horseback riding trail area.
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Received a $105 parking ticket for passenger side tires being in the dirt. No signs telling me I had to stay all the way on the pavement...if so, then I would have done just that...easily. Btw, I wasn't the only one given a ticket. Other than that it was a nice hike.

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Reviewed March 15, 2013

We drove to the very top and then took a hike down Holbert. For a novice hiker, the going down part was great, the going up was a great workout. We wanted to do Camel Back but it's closed till Fal 2013 - probably a good thing as it's supposed to be a much tougher hike :-) Great photo spots! Lots of different trails. Will try another next time. Bring water!

Thank Rootiekazootie37
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

We drove to Doggins lookout at the top and parked the car there. We then hiked down Holbert trail and back up. A great hike, steeper at the top and more gentle at the bottom. Views from the top are amazing. Took us 45 minutes to get to the water tank and 55 minutes back up.

Thank kamasc
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

Just outside of Phoenix you get to drive (yes--a lot of road) to the top of the mountain and see the sprawling valley that is Phoenix. You can pull over and walk several trails. There are horse trails and bike trails as well. A great municipal work and well maintained. Bring food and water if you are going to be there for a while. I wish they had marked plants, rocks, and other physical aspects to bring the park to life. All in all a very good half day with family. You see all kinds and it is definitely worth the trip.

Thank Zoomer2You
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

Kiwanis Trail is an easy to moderate one mile hike up to the saddle. If you continue on National Trail you can walk to a higher point that has a buiilding constructed by the CCC. Parts of the trail you are strolling along on a sandy path and then you come to some great stone steps to climb. About half way up you come to a view of Phoenix. What a great recreational site for those who live here and great for those of us who are visiting. Be prepared with water and maps. NO maps available at the Ranger's Station.The website does provide maps to print. Don't depend on smart phones as we had trouble with signals. Great signage when you get to trail heads.

Thank HollisGert
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