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Papago Park

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“phoenix zoo”(82 reviews)
“easy hike”(34 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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All reviews phoenix zoo botanical gardens easy hike short hike picnic area hiking trails nice walk beautiful scenery walk up few hours bring water hole rock fishing tomb lakes governor
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We came here because we had an afternoon flight, but didn't want to just hang around a hotel. We looked it up and saw it was near the airport. We followed the GPS instructions, but didn't realize it shared the entrance to the zoo, so...More

Thank marmac_10
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here many times to fish the 3 stocked ponds. Usually go for basses, but trout, sunfish and catfish like it here too. I don't always catch, but that's why it's called "fishing", not "catching", right. Anyway. nicew desert setting, lots o parking, biking and...More

Thank Dennis K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I absolutely love this park and highly recommend you swing by for the view, walk, hike, or just to sit down in peace! I went twice while I was vacationing and am so ready to go back! I read a lot of comments on the...More

Thank Ebony K
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

We got there right as the sun was setting and there was already a ton of people there. No problem though, because there is enough room for everyone. You can hike it in flip flops. If you are close to here it is a must...More

Thank BuckMachete
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

We had a nice walk in Papago Park there is a small fishing lake with lots of palm trees in the middle of the park. We did a little climb on the hills nice landscape. Be preapared with water it was extremly hot!

Thank JankaM74
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Beautiful ponds, walking trails and very close to Old Town in Scottsdale. The botanical garden is there too and a great place to go.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

The Papago park offers a couple of hiking trails near the “ hole in a rock mountain “ you get some nice views when you climb towards the hole. Also the small pond mext to the Phoenix zoo is a nice place to rest.

Thank Costiaan
Reviewed 1 September 2018

This is an absolutely beautiful park in the heart of Phoenix, real close to the airport. Park has hiking and biking trails, along with picnic areas and the touristy "hole in the rock" that you must climb to. It's an easy climb and the views...More

Thank rduinc
Reviewed 27 August 2018

In summer this may not be the place to go but in cooler times it is beautiful. Ducks in the pond beautiful tropical plantings and places for lunch, Call ahead to groups (pick nicks) Right by the zoo.

Thank MickeyAZ
Reviewed 26 August 2018

While we were checking out ASU we were looking for a place to go hiking in the desert. This park came up on Google Maps and decided to go there. We didn't last long as it was almost 110 degrees but there were trails to...More

Thank Joe H
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Kate W
29 July 2018|
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Response from f037 | Reviewed this property |
No, it is more of a duck pond
Kate W
29 July 2018|
Response from Lisa V | Reviewed this property |
I honestly don’t know if you can swim. I didn’t and I didn’t see anyone swimming - so I learn toward no, but don’t really know the rules
Kaiden P
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.