We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

South Mountain Park

10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042-8302
+1 602-262-6862
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Small-Group Tour: Deluxe Phoenix and Scottsdale Day Trip
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
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
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 07:00 - 23:00
10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042-8302
South Mountain
+1 602-262-6862
Write a Review
Reviews (1,009)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 981 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I were touring the Phoenix area. He especially loves the mountains. So we took a drive here. First we stopped in the visitor center and then drove all the way to the vista. Definitely worthwhile and it is FREE admission. Can't beat...More

Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

South Mountain is fantastic! We hike and look for scorpions every time we visit! The view from the top is gorgeous! Try to go up right before dusk, so you can see the city at night!

Thank daphzachmom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have hiked in South Mountain Park several times and it is remarkable to have such a beautiful park so close to the city. The trails are very nice and not too crowded. Summer is not the best time to go here due to the...More

Thank alrog4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been at South Mountain Park several times. We almost always bring out of town visiters to the top for the view. I would pick a day with very clear skies. The fall and winter months are the best times.

Thank 881geraldd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Watch out for the mountain bikes along the trail. Step to the side when you see them coming. Otherwise, this is a challenging hike. It is a well traveled path. Nice view at the top of Phoenix, Arizona.

Thank BrasilTraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Phoenix for a convention and decided that we wanted to do something "touristy," but it was too late in the day to go to the museums in downtown Phoenix, so we decided to go to South Mountain Park. We are glad that...More

Thank ilov2travl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like to run bike or hike this is a great option for you, some friends or family. Your options range from easy trails to more challenging ones. Truly beautiful views, photo opportunities and a unforgettable view of the valley.

Thank John N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome in winter/spring, especially after rains. It's free and there are many trails you can choose from/combine. My favorite so far is the Fat Man's Pass/Hidden Valley loop. Do not go in the summer unless you're well acclimatized, carrying plenty of water, and can finish...More

Thank Melinda B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the fall, spring and winter, this big city park has lots of exercise options from hiking, running, biking and awesome scenic views of downtown and the surrounding valey.

Thank chicago90Phoenix
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was probably the best spot in Phoenix we went to for photo opportunities. You get a very good view of the valley from the top. The drive up to the top isn't bad at all either. You'll have to take it easy as the...More

Thank Chris C
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Los Dos Molinos
226 reviews
2.31 km away
Poncho's Mexican Food
63 reviews
3.77 km away
T-bone Steak House
85 reviews
1.70 km away
Taco Feliz
5 reviews
1.67 km away
Nearby Attractions
Mystery Castle
281 reviews
2.11 km away
Dobbins Lookout
18 reviews
2.28 km away
Arizona Horses (Ponderosa Stables and South Mountain Stables)
210 reviews
1.09 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Lisa H
1 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from jamespeterchau | Reviewed this property |
Gate entrances will be closed at 7pm and the trails close at 11pm.
Ryan G
28 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
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