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South Mountain Park

10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042-8302
+1 602-262-6862
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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” (35 reviews)
“national trail” (35 reviews)
“dobbins lookout” (30 reviews)
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10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042-8302
South Mountain
+1 602-262-6862
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We always take new visitors to the valley here to view the sunset and the lights all over the valley. It has gotten busier over the years that we have taken folks there, so go up well before sunset to get a parking place. It...More

Thank AzUhl
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Best time to drive to and have a nice hiking is from early morning. Plenty of hiking trails and look outs, go to the summit, there is a nice view over looking the valley area. You may even see some animals. I have seen some...More

Thank khalid4kac
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This huge park sits Southwest of Phoenix. It is a desert preserve surrounded by development. How wonderful that forward thinking citizens set this area apart. Nice visitors center. Many miles of trails. You will need to hike in the morning or in the evening to...More

Thank Greg R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I asked my local friend to show me cactus. tHe drive up here ensured I saw plenty.From the top there is a commanding view od Phoenix and the surrounding mountains.

Thank Julene M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I woke up at 4am my first night in Phoenix and searched for a place I could catch the sunrise. Thanks to the review from John H on here about visiting the South Mountain Park for this, he was right. View was great. You are...More

Thank TD44_TA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First of all could not find entrance. No signs. When found was closed for new entrance. Able to go around construction for hiking. Don’t think we were on the right trail as we climbed a hill that was challenging in the heat. Good hike but...More

Thank Pineapple53
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was truly amazed at the peaceful quietness & cool shade ~ just beautiful views~ offered havin lunch up here, with a bunch of friends~ definitely would come back again!

Thank amelanie659
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a long 3-4 hr hike but we enjoyed every step!!!!It is gorgeous!!!We saw ground squirrels and lizards everywhere and my kids had a blast and thats all that mattered to me!!!This is coming from someone who is Louisiana grown!!!

Thank Jalesia A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Well, it is wild as can be behind a housing development. What I like about this place is, most anyone can hike the trails so - if you are a mountain goat like me you can scale trails to the top. If you just want...More

Thank SleptThereAteThat
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Love South Mountain for hiking! The trails are well marked, with just the right amount of hikers (not over crowded, like Camelback!). My husband and I love Morman Trail, Ridgeline and Holbert. There is a good mix of easy to difficult trails. Also, the drive...More

Thank Garymary18
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Lisa H
1 May 2017|
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Response from jamespeterchau | Reviewed this property |
Gate entrances will be closed at 7pm and the trails close at 11pm.
Ryan G
28 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
1 March 2017|
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Response from Robin H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, there are no restaurants with an overlook view of the park. However there are restaurants with fine views of the city of Phoenix in the near vicinity (within 3 miles). "Top of the Rock" off 48th Street, has fine... More