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It’s a Hole in a Rock

Nice place for a quick stop in Phoenix. Look out for all the people nearly toppling off the rock... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
San Francisco, California
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Easy stop with gorgeous views.

Located in Papago park with very easy highway access. Free to park. When you first get there you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oceanside, California
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Better to see this afar or up close. Bring the kids for a very easy climb inside the hole. Great view of cars parked in the parking lot. Be adventurous and boulder up top to see a better view....of cars.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Venus V
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice place for a quick stop in Phoenix. Look out for all the people nearly toppling off the rock getting selfies.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank amber1027
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are new to viewing cool rock formations, this is a good place to start. Located within Papago park, it is easy to get there and close to downtown Phoenix. Parking can be a challenge near the actual Hole in the Rock. There is...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank b0bbied58
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in Papago park with very easy highway access. Free to park. When you first get there you think that there is no way to get up there until you realize that there is a VERY easy trail around the back.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BeachsideMartinis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Almost anyone can do this hike, it's 5 minutes to get to the hole. The view is very nice and relaxing.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank cathy2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This literal hole in the rock is cool, and it's a short easy hike (if you take the trail). But...it's kind of a "Disneyland trail" meaning it's super, super crowded. I liked other trails in Papago Park better, because you had more solitude. Even better,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Melinda B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited here while waiting for a friend's plane to arrive, it's a short drive to the airport and another free place to hike. The climb to the hole takes 10-15 minutes from the parking lot. It's picturesque from the top and a great photo...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kate C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The name says it all. It is a rock with a hole in it. Plenty of parking. You have to walk around to the backside of the rock if you want to climb up to the "hole". This is located next to the zoo. Neat...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alan D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fun little walk. Compared to the one I had done a few days before this was definitely a walk in a park. 5 minutes up and 5 minutes down.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Guylaine P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful place with amazing views!!! It’s worth visiting and climbing. It has a wonderful view of Phoenix.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Heather B
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Response from 196LindaC | Reviewed this property |
I don't see that it would be a problem. There are no gates
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