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“Best Phoenix view you don't have to hike to!”

South Mountain Park
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US$88.99*
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Small-Group Tour: Deluxe Phoenix and Scottsdale Day Trip
Ranked #5 of 236 things to do in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This, the largest municipal park in the world, is a popular hiking, biking and horseback riding trail area.
Reviewed 29 May 2014

As you can see from the other reviews of South Mountain Park, there is a ton of hiking available in this massive park (the largest municipal park in the country). There are horse riding trails, as well.

But if you're lazy or it's the middle of summer and you don't want to die of heat stroke, take a drive up to the top. You'll get amazing views of the metro...on clear days, you can see the entire city. It's the single best viewpoint you can drive to in the city.

2  Thank Josh P
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

This park has many beautiful trails including a handicap accessible trail, making it a place for every one to be able to hike and enjoy the great outdoors :-) The view of downtown Phoenix is breath taking. A must for every one who comes to Phoenix. It also has a great visitor center that explains the desert habitat. You can drive through, stop and hike, bike, or have a picnic lunch.

2  Thank AZGal_10
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Many say its the journey, not the destination and I normally agree; however, once you get past the mountain road curves and you make it to the top, the view is spectacular.

1  Thank sonjas35
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

This is close to our home, so we love it. It is for all levels of Hiking. Just be care in the summer time. ALOT of snakes. Especially rattlers.

Thank Tammy C
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

This was my first time visiting the park. What a fabulous place. We couldn't find the trail we were originally looking for but once we parked another hiker gave us directions to a nice 5 mile loop hike with a bit of elevation gain. It area felt very safe and there seem to be tons of trails to choose. Great place to stretch your legs.

1  Thank Deb W
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