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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)
“national trail” (38 reviews)
“dobbins lookout” (35 reviews)
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10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042-8302
South Mountain
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"hidden valley"
in 38 reviews
"national trail"
in 38 reviews
"dobbins lookout"
in 35 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 47 reviews
"buena vista"
in 14 reviews
"pima canyon"
in 11 reviews
"city lights"
in 17 reviews
"winding road"
in 16 reviews
"numerous trails"
in 12 reviews
"central avenue"
in 13 reviews
"entire valley"
in 18 reviews
"great views of phoenix"
in 18 reviews
"visitor center"
in 12 reviews
"great trails"
in 19 reviews
"horseback riding"
in 36 reviews
"phoenix area"
in 41 reviews
"bring water"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wow, stunning views while hiking/running trails in south mountain park. You can get a great view of moon/stars without city lights. Worth a visit while in Phoenix, AZ area...go early or during night as during day is quite hot and dry. Carry water.

Thank Rhett L
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Good hike, really nice trail, moderate difficulty. A little over a mile to road and then the hike to the top is quite and less traveled

Thank ShellyJ23
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Situated just across the street from a suburban neighborhood, this park has several trails that we found easy to walk on. There may be others that are more difficult but at the entrance.

1  Thank HalPoway
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful park with places to hike, picnic or just enjoy the view from the top. There is a 5.5 mile road, which winds up to the summit (2330 ft). The views are worth the trip.

1  Thank BobKathy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive is scenic and fun to the top, with ever changing views. The drive may not be enjoyable for someone with motion sickness though. The view at the top is also fantastic. The reason I rate this as average is because of the questionable...More

Thank Dan I
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This enormous urban "park" is really a desert preserve with miles of trails brimful of endemic species. Grab water, sun gear, and binoculars and stroll for an hour or hike for a day.

Thank Bruce M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was heading to Yuma. My flight option were one connection to Phoenix or two to Yuma (ironically 2nd would be Phoenix either way). The extra travel time by air was 3 hours, and that's about the drive to Yuma. It's been since I was...More

Thank Jacob H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If planning on watching the sun set, arrive early to get parking. Then enjoy for awhile and let the crowds thin out. Also- the geology is fascinating... look beneath your feet for some interesting formations.

Thank 2triscuit
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was staying nearby and was able to do some limited hiking here. Now that I wam older and not in great shape, I took it easy with a short hike. I went up the gentle incline for about 1.5 miles and then turned around...More

Thank DT705
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time on a self-guided mountain hike. Trails of all difficulty levels and lengths, be sure to check out the trail descriptions online before you go.

Thank Scott P
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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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Ryan G
29 April 2017|
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Response from Martha M | Reviewed this property |
If you are looking for an amazing view of South Mountain Park and Phoenix with little or no hike, just fill your water bottles and drive up to Dobbins Lookout about 13 miles south of downtown Phoenix (10919 S Central Ave... More
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Cadekaia
2 March 2017|
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Response from Stacey S | Reviewed this property |
I would also recommend Top of The Rock. It's close to South Mountain and has great views. I would pass on Rustler's Rooste. It's touristy, and the food is average. The Perfect Pear or Hillside Cafe are good options as well... More
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