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South Mountain Park

10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042-8302
+1 602-262-6862
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Small-Group Tour: Deluxe Phoenix and Scottsdale Day Trip
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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” (37 reviews)
“national trail” (37 reviews)
“dobbins lookout” (34 reviews)
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10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042-8302
South Mountain
10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042-8302
+1 602-262-6862
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were a bit challenged upon arrival because we did not know our way around and could not find a map. We went to the education center and were fortunate to run into a park ranger who was extremely helpful - he suggested we hike...More

Thank CharmedMpls
Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed pointing out places we already had seen or visited...Also really noted "The Valley" designation that I heard locals refer to, as you can see all the surrounding mountains. Fun but not too scary mountain drive to top.

Thank Carol K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spectacular views from all around! Come at various times throughout the day, the colors and hues change throughout. Take the time to do a hike or two and enjoy this mountain/hill outcrop

Thank Sheldon P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It took a little while to find the Holbert Trailhead because the signage wasn't clear, but once we found the site and started the hike, the experience was great. We got there before 9am, and it started getting busy before lunch where we had to...More

Thank Sarah T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did a two hour round trip stroll from Buena Vista parking area eastward along National trail and back. Was glad to be able to enjoy it. It takes longer to drive to the top than it looks at first.

Thank SteveHereNow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I work in Chandler near south mountain. I like to come in from the southside hiking, there are some really cool trails and I can sometimes get a morning hike in before work. If you go to the park side, you can drive to the...More

Thank CBeBanana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the park in January. We hiked the Mormon Trail and the Hidden Valley Trail. It was a fun and interesting hike. Appreciated the markers we could scan our phone on and check our location. Beautiful hike with huge boulders to slide down, squeeze...More

Thank Tulsa33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome!!!! What a great park to visit and see the mountains. The view is spectacular and the city from the top is gorgeous. The drive to the top is a little scary but worth it when you reach the top. The roads are arrow so...More

1  Thank sbT9238BI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

South Mountain Park in Phoenix, Arizona, is the largest municipal park in the United States, one of the largest urban parks in North America and in the world. I have actually seen rattle snakes in this park, but there is no need for concern as...More

Thank Harry W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't get me wrong, I love S Mountain Park. Three or four times I've flown to Phoenix to hike here. Nothing like sunny, 70 degree days in the desert when it's 25 in Colorado. But when you're out on the National trail for 8 hours,...More

Thank ToutLeMonde
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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!
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
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