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Hole in the Rock

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Address: Papago Park, Van Buren St. and Galvin Pkway, Phoenix, AZ
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Great view of the City

We saw a picture of this place while searching for places to visit around Phoenix so we decided to visit it. From the parking lot, it was a short and leisure walk to the top. It... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We saw a picture of this place while searching for places to visit around Phoenix so we decided to visit it. From the parking lot, it was a short and leisure walk to the top. It was not hard at all. Once reaching to the hole, one could feel the breeze blowing through the hole. It's pretty big where people... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We took our children (4, 7, & 9) on thos short hike. They loved climbing up the rocks and going through the hole in the rock! No complaining here! My oldest did slip and fall on the way down (and skinned his knee), but he was not being careful. Overall, it was a great experience!

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The title really explains it all, its not an over the top amazing natural landmark but it is at least a cool place to take a picture and gather a view of phoenix. I definitely wouldn't plan a trip around this, only stop by if your in the area. If you would like a good view of the city and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very popular attraction, easy hike hardest part was avoiding the crowd! The views from the hole was worth it. Didn't stay long due to the amount of people.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This outlook is a easy climb with a reward at the top. Fun photography if you can get around the crowds. It may have simply been we were there the day after the PGA tournament ended and it is less crowded other days. There is an opportunity to easily combine this with a visit to the zoo.

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Maricopa, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are near Papago Park (Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix Zoo, or using the park itself) this is a fun little detour. Very short trail, but a little steep in places. Nice view from the "hole", a shady place to rest and take some pictures before your descent.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unique views from the hole after a short uphill hike. This hike still requires some effort, but in all, very easy. The access through the hole requires some physical agility, but steps have been "built in" so most can easily get up and thorough. You get some nice views of parts of the valley and the city. Better when it... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was CROWDED with small children. It's super hot if you pick the wrong time of day, the view was very underwhelming, and it's difficult to park because of the zoo. Unless you are just trying to kill time on your way to the airport, I wouldn't recommend this.

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Eau Claire, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This rock in the middle of town is easy to hike if you aren't in shape to do Camel Back. Great views of the park and city of Phoenix below from the opening. Well worth the stop night or day. Sunsets would be amazing from the hole.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an easy hike even on a hot day. Views at the top are very good. Not very many people which was nice. Good quick activity for anyone.

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