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Papago Park

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“phoenix zoo”(82 reviews)
“easy hike”(37 reviews)
This park offers runners both paved and dirt trails.
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625 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Camelback East
+1 602-495-5458
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This park is near the zoo and is a great park. There are numerous walking and biking trails. While we were there, we saw many people taking professional photographs as the scenery here is excellent. There are picnic tables here. If you feel adventuresome, you...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank SharonB231
Reviewed 4 days ago

This area has a calm, serene beauty as well as a quite impressive massive "rock" to explore! You can easily spend over an hour exploring, walking 'n enjoying this beautiful area.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank 810yvonnew
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very wonderful park....clean, picturesque, safe. This is worth your time. We loved it and took visitors. Great for families.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Connie J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great walk which goes around Papago golf course. There are stretches of climbing for optimal views. Wear good hiking shoes. We allowed one hour. We would do it again.

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank 205KathyT
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great visit here. My wife and I loved this park. It is a great place to take the family or a group of friends. If you live there you can picnic and spend the day with a lot to do. if you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank G5641AHrichardt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must when in Phoenix. Even though the park was very crowed, we walked around the side of the "hole in the rock" that most people did not walk to. We weren't able to go up to the hole because of the number...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Cappie G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very short and easy hike to what is called the Hole in the Rock. We went before noon on a weekday in the winter so didn't have too many other people there (but there was a wait to grab a picture). They...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank MicheleW646
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice trails with a nice view! Easy to find your way around and facilities. Close to the city and easy to find.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LeviDixonsMom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good family outing place, but not all that interesting. Nice scenery, good trails, but not all that impressive.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Quest639497
Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile

We love coming here and have been coming here for years. We love to climb to the hole in the rock and get some great photos. It was much more crowded this year but that could’ve just been the timing.

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank P4341ZWmattc
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29 July 2018|
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Response from f037 | Reviewed this property |
No, it is more of a duck pond
29 July 2018|
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Response from parrott4278 | Reviewed this property |
It's a no swimming pond
23 June 2018|
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Response from ND_TravelerNd | Reviewed this property |
I saw people fishing but no idea what was being fished for.