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South Mountain Park

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Address: 10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042-8302
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This, the largest municipal park in the world, is a popular hiking, biking...

This, the largest municipal park in the world, is a popular hiking, biking and horseback riding trail area.

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Largest Municipal Park in U.S.A.

Great for hiking, biking, events, or just a picnic this large plot of land was saved for the public by some very forward thinking public servants. Thank you

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Great for hiking, biking, events, or just a picnic this large plot of land was saved for the public by some very forward thinking public servants. Thank you

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This park..on the south side of Phoenix...has winding access roads and many hiking paths. At the top of the mountain are outstanding views of the city and valley.

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Conway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

takes you to the peak for views of sunrise, sunset and night view of the city lights. Be sure to check this out when in Phoenix!

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Merrillville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I drove to the top of the mountain for the view of Phoenix. It was very much worth it. There were several pull-outs along the way to get more pictures. There are also plenty of hiking trails, but I didn't do any hiking. There is an educational center where I got some information about the park before I drove to... More 

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York, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not much publicity but recommended by a local when we asked for good hiking venues. Delightful views of Phoenix; good trails; nice education center. Should start out early in the day before the sun is at it peak.

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Phoenix, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is a treasure. Plenty of hiking and horse riding trails for multiple fotness levels. Incredible views from Dobbins Point.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a free and wonderful city "park" that can be hard to find because there are no signs pointing the way on any of the roads leading to it. We had a nice hike on the Ranger Trail which would have been even better if we had gone on one of the "silent Sundays" when motor vehicles are not... More 

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Lytton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove up to get a birds eye view of the valley while in the Phoenix area and found a very nice place to spend a little time on a nice day. If you are an active person who enjoys hiking, biking ( both road and off-road) and horse-back riding they are all available here. Fun place for little or... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been here quite a few times over the years of living in the valley, I still enjoy going here to hike and/or just enjoy the view. I always attempt to take "out-of-towners" here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

South Mountain is the best of both worlds. You can hike its many trails or drive to certain summits, get out of your car and get a great view of the valley & other parts of South Mountain. There is a visitor center that showcases the unique history of South Mountain, as well as a paved, handicap accessible pathway outside... More 

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