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Gorgeous Park with many outstanding views Day and Night

OUTSTANDING Park with over 20 trails, usually very clean and very adventurous to explore. I always... read more

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Excursion17032874228
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Tempe, Arizona
Great Views

Just south of Phoenix is the park appropriately named South Mt. The road to the top is curved... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2020
jth3309
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Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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Reviewed September 27, 2016

This spot gave such a good view of everything in and around phoenix! You can see for many miles and wont be disappointed.

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed September 26, 2016

If you are visiting Phoenix don't miss the views from South Mountain Park. If you don't mind driving on a narrow mountain road this is absolutely worth the drive. The only real choice is whether to go up for day viewing or night viewing as both are spectacular. This park is basically the same park I remembered from the 60's and 70's.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed September 25, 2016

We always take visitors to South Mountain. The views of Phoenix and the surrounding areas are great. Easy to drive to, park, and hike around.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the trails there through a horse back riding tour. Arizona could get really hot so with plenty water. Alot of desert fauna and flora to see.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed September 17, 2016

I'm a local in Phoenix so I visit South Mountain every few weeks. I usually hike Holbert Trail which starts at the main entrance (Central Ave) and you make a left turn right after the gate. It is a moderately difficult trail that is steep and it took me a hour the first time to climb up. But now it takes me 30-40 minutes to climb up and 15-20 to get down. There is a trail extension that leads up to Dobbins Lookout which has amazing views of the city.

For non-hikers who still want to get a nice view, you can drive up to Dobbins Lookout. The main entrance is a Central Avenue, take south and keep going. There are signs that will help lead the way. I'd be wary of driving up on Sundays as they sometimes close the roads on Sundays for cyclists. Be sure to check Phoenix gov website for schedules.

I highly recommend anyone visiting Phoenix to go up and see the views!

Date of experience: April 2016
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