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“Great city views” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Phoenix Mountain Preserve

Phoenix Mountain Preserve
Ranked #24 of 225 things to do in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Offers more than 23,000 acres crisscrossed with trails.
aisaac
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173 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great city views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

easy drive to the lookout point, great place to take out of town visitors for a birds eye view of Phoenix.

Visited May 2013
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Fredericton, Canada
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“One of the Nicest Trails!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

We drove to the highest parking area and waited about 15 minutes for a parking spot to free up. It was well worth the wait to hike the 3.5 mile trail.

We hiked to the top through the Hidden Valley and enjoyed lots of different types of vegetation, cacti, lizards and birds. Everything was very colourful because we went in early January; in the summer there is normally a lot less colour.

The trail was moderately difficult and shouldn't pose a problem for kids older than six or any adult in reasonable health with good ankles, knees and hips. Some sections have slippery rocks and loose sand so some sort of hiking shoe is advised although I did it in runners and had no problem. There are bathrooms shortly after the entrance to the park. Make sure you take water.

The views of Phoenix are great and on the day we hiked we were above the smog so the air quality was good.

Visited January 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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“Great hiking trails - lots of variety”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Whether you're a novice hiker, a photographer, a mountain biker or a hiker looking for a challenge...the Mountain Preserve has a trail for you. You can link several trail segments together for a longer hike. Great views of the Phoenix area from many of the trails. Enjoy!

Visited September 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews
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“Quiet and Challenging”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Phoenix has made it a policy to retain areas where one can hike, in the quiet an beauty of the area.l

Visited December 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona
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111 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Shea Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2013

This review is for the Shea/40th street location. Small parking lot, but you can park along the street outside the gate. Lots of trail variety...flat trails, rocky, inclines, beautiful scenery!! Don't be surprised you will see horse riders, runners, bikers, hikers, families.... its' very busy! This is my first time at this location and I really enjoyed it. Considering all the people on a Sunday morning, it was still very peaceful.

Enjoy!!

Visited November 2013
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