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South Mountain Park

10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042-8302
+1 602-262-6862
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This, the largest municipal park in the world, is a popular hiking, biking and horseback riding trail area.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hidden valley” (38 reviews)
“dobbins lookout” (36 reviews)
“mormon trail” (29 reviews)
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10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042-8302
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"hidden valley"
in 38 reviews
"dobbins lookout"
in 36 reviews
"mormon trail"
in 29 reviews
"holbert trail"
in 20 reviews
"buena vista"
in 15 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 49 reviews
"pima canyon"
in 12 reviews
"city lights"
in 17 reviews
"winding road"
in 17 reviews
"entire valley"
in 20 reviews
"central ave"
in 14 reviews
"ridge line"
in 16 reviews
"great hiking"
in 30 reviews
"visitor center"
in 13 reviews
"great views of phoenix"
in 18 reviews
"horseback riding"
in 39 reviews
"great place to hike"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Step into the desert scenery a few miles from downtown. Great view of Phoenix and lots of possible hikes.

Thank Marta_V_2891
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quiet, remote, few people on a week day. Stunning views of the city, convenient parking. Really loved watching the planes come in and out of the airport. Arrived there around 4:30 AM and stayed until 7 AM

Thank Leslie C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking is off of W. Chandler Blvd. Bring lots of water - no joke! Wear appropriate footwear/headwear/sunscreen. This is a shared trail with bikers and hikers. Be watchful of where you are going and where you are stepping. Once you get high enough, you'll appreciate...More

Thank vacationaholic
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We attended a wedding at South Mountain, and the view was spectacular. It was a spacious location for a large group of people. A true southwestern experience.

Thank TLBPsyD
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While in Phoenix we were looking for a spot to watch the sunset and get some great views. So We headed to Dobbins lookout, the road leading to the lookout is winding but there is plenty of parking at the top, and lots of places...More

Thank luvs2btraveling
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the largest, if not the largest, city parks in the US if not the world. The trail network is unparalleled anywhere. This is a fantastic place to explore on foot and it has some of the best, most challenging mountain biking...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did this hike on my 55th Bday, great hike and challenging for sure. Loved it will do it again some time.

Thank Don K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here twice in my 3 day visit. Lots of hiking trails that are mostly easy (flatter in the "valley") to moderately hilly but not terribly difficult. Went early to avoid the heat. Did three hour hikes each day. Bring plenty of water!!! Do not...More

Thank Sabena Y
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There are many trails at this park. A very popular place for hikers, mountain bikers and families. Dogs are allowed too. Facillities are available and there is a park ranger on duty. Parking may be a challenge if you go later in the day; but...More

Thank RuthO3
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

There are many great hiking trails here, or you can go horseback. If you are not into so much exercise , it is a beautiful drive up to the top. you can see all of Phoenix from here.

Thank cherylamcardle
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andrewjohnporter
5 April 2018|
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Response from DonMarinelli | Reviewed this property |
Depends on how quickly you think you can hike a 4.4 mile trail. It isn't a very difficult trail but I'd still figure an hour to go up and back. Warning: not the greatest sunset view, but you do get a great view of Phoenix... More
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RuthO3
27 March 2018|
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Response from Safariranger | Reviewed this property |
No. The entrance is at Pima Canyon Trailhead north of Elliot about a mile.
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Lisa H
2 May 2017|
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Response from phxchica127 | Reviewed this property |
Trails are open until 11pm. This must be a recent change as we use to drive up to the overlook at night. Beautiful!
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