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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” (38 reviews)
“dobbins lookout” (36 reviews)
“mormon trail” (29 reviews)
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10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042-8302
South Mountain
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"hidden valley"
in 38 reviews
"dobbins lookout"
in 36 reviews
"mormon trail"
in 29 reviews
"holbert trail"
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"buena vista"
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"hiking trails"
in 50 reviews
"pima canyon"
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"city lights"
in 17 reviews
"winding road"
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"entire valley"
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"central avenue"
in 13 reviews
"ridge line"
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"great hiking"
in 30 reviews
"great views of phoenix"
in 18 reviews
"visitor center"
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"horseback riding"
in 39 reviews
"great place to hike"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to hike, bike, picnic, see the views and just be in the Sonoran Desert. If you're not into hiking, there are nice drives that take you to great viewpoints. Afterwards stop at nearby Pancho's Restaurant and Cantina for a perfect...More

Thank Horse B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with our camera club for pictures. There was a race that day & the road to the top was closed. We were disappointed, but were able to do some hiking & picture taking. The stabled looked interesting, but no one rode. We will...More

Thank Janet W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove up the switchback road to South Mountain Park. Views were incredible and interesting all the way but the pull off and short trail towards the top held breathtaking vistas. The weather was fabulous and views were even better by using binoculars. We had...More

Thank caj4743
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hiked the trails off 19th and also Central several times during vacation. Trails take you up approximately 2,000 Feet, but are not to difficult. Nice views of the city. Saw a rattlesnake on a trail near 19th Ave - a little scary, but thankfully that’s...More

Thank Travelfun3113
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

South Mountain has lots of trails for beginners to advanced hikers. Lots of wildflowers and desert plants. There is a road to the top where the sites are amazing. Horseback riding and trails.

Thank Shawna H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth the winding ride to the summit to then hike down from Dobbins lookout to the valley floor...and THEN back up which is guaranteed to break a sweat. As with any Phoenix activity, go early. While the trail isn't terribly well marked, there are enough...More

Thank Erik R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My first visit to Arizona was great! This trail was Moderate difficulty. It wasn't overly busy with hikers. There is rocky terrain to navigate through. There are gorgeous views all the way to the top. The 2nd half of the trail crosses a road where...More

Thank hekela1978
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I were looking for something interesting to do while visiting Phoenix one night, but not something too lengthy or involved. This 20 min drive to the Summit was perfect. We planned to be there for sunset and timed it just right. The...More

1  Thank Jesse A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The top of South Mountain is fabulous. Sweeping views of the City plus some old buildings to romp around in. Everyone should take the drive up.

Thank Cinderbug
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

South Mountain Park is a must if your visiting the area. By far the best view of Phoenix from 'Dobbins Lookout' at the top of the mountain. You can drive up or hike, either way you'll see beautiful views, diverse vegetation and get great exercise...More

Thank PhilzReviews
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andrewjohnporter
4 April 2018|
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Response from DonMarinelli | Reviewed this property |
Depends on how quickly you think you can hike a 4.4 mile trail. It isn't a very difficult trail but I'd still figure an hour to go up and back. Warning: not the greatest sunset view, but you do get a great view of Phoenix... More
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RuthO3
27 March 2018|
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Response from RuthO3 |
Correction: Elliot and 48th St. NOT 4th.
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Lisa H
2 May 2017|
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Response from phxchica127 | Reviewed this property |
Trails are open until 11pm. This must be a recent change as we use to drive up to the overlook at night. Beautiful!
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