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Phoenix Mountain Preserve

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Neighbourhood: Camelback East
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Address: 1431 E. Dunlap Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85022
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+1 602-335-1962
08:00 - 12:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 12:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 14:00

Offers more than 23,000 acres crisscrossed with trails.

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Lots of great hiking/biking routes

Lots of great hiking and biking routes. Pretty well marked. Some of the routes are more challenging than others. They can be a full day or a short one hour back and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots of great hiking and biking routes. Pretty well marked. Some of the routes are more challenging than others. They can be a full day or a short one hour back and forth. Check to see which you want to do.

Thank chitownsam
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Be sure to visit the visitor center at North Mountain Preserve. A gem in the desert. There is a calendar of events too. There is so much activity here to indulge yourself with....

Thank Arizonagirl56
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took a nice hike to celebrate the new year. I am used to taking long walks around the neighborhood, but the elevation on this hike of almost 600 feet causes a little huffing and puffing. Nevertheless you can walk the nearly one mile up at your own pace and enjoy the vista views when you take a moment to catch... More 

Thank Joe P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My 7 year old son and I climbed some ways up the mountain. We enjoyed it and the experience of being up so high and being able to see miles around us. What an awesome view and experience. Definitely would've gone up higher but couldnt due to bum knee. Could you imagine the spectacular view up higher? If you can,... More 

Thank June Wills D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hiked the Quartz Ridge trail (8A), which was 3.4 m out and back. It took approx. 2 hours but that was mostly due to traffic, picture opportunities, and puppy breaks. Without kids or puppies it could take as little as one hour if you're in good shape. Anyway, it was a lovely December morning and there were great views... More 

Thank Emilie D
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent the day winding up one trail and down another; very peaceful. Great views from Shaw Butte and North Mountain.

Thank SJHepp
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Gotta be reasonably in shape to ascend Phoenix numerous strange mountains. But well worth the uphill walk to see where the concrete ends... Off beaten paths. The real Phoenix. Everything else is man made & congested.

Thank Susan G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

What a hike! They say it's rated extremely difficult and you know what?? IT IS! We had a great time climbing up the rocks and looking at the amazing view points. What always amazes me about hiking trails like this is the amount of people I see that don't carry water with them. I'm always stunned by that. This hike... More 

Thank Allison C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We visited the Phoenix area for a week and hiked in the Preserve 3 times. An awesome spot to get away from the city to enjoy the outdoors. Good for all ages - we hiked trail 302 with our 7 year old & hiked the Summit 2 with Family. Don't miss this jewel in the desert.

Thank Boselli
White Rock, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Had myself a great hiking day, amazing weather so needed plenty of water. I did trail #8 which also had an "a" and a "b" which lead to great views of the city to the west of the mountains. One thing to remember at this time of the year, when the sun goes down, it's dark and cools off very... More 

Thank EJ B

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