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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 3 days ago

While the hike is very easy for all skill levels, the location is very crowded on the weekends. Be prepared to cruise around to find a parking spot close by or park in the zoo lot and walk to the rock. As a science teacher,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Dottie G
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had an hour to spare and went to Papago Park. Worth the trip. Interesting trails and the rock formations are interesting. The most famous was rock with a hole that you can climb to and walk through the hole.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Stan K
Reviewed 1 week ago

With one member of our group challenged by a bad knee, the easy trails were the ones we explored. The hole in the rock was first, and then we drove further (north?) and walked up to the two other rock formations, climbing what we could....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank joansT3646BL
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cool rock formations and place to relax in the middle of the city. Lots of picnic spots and rocks to scramble on. Definitely go mid week if you can

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank GullyWasher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Group of friends were trying to find an easy place to meet and spend time together. This place gave us a spot to meet up and we could take a picture at the hold in the rock but there wasn’t much to do besides look...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank seekstheworld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first introduction to this site was via the road in our car. We drove right thru it. We did see hikers on the slopes so we definitely wanted to check it out. Our timing to return was not great because many others had same...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jfadds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this park in the afternoon and their trails are well marked. Disappointed that people don't take better care of our national treasures. There was a lot of broken glass along the trails, but that's not the parks fault. The only thing we did not...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank John L. F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Short pleasant hike. Lots of children. Rocks are very smooth and slippery. Tried to get in parking lot for the little and big buttes but no luck.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 83cliffk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are several trails to follow from easy to more difficult. My husband and I did the 5K trail. Magnificent scenery!

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank jackie g
Reviewed 13 February 2019 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
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24 February 2019|
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Response from MickeyAZ | Reviewed this property |
No you can not rent anything at the lagoon. I am not even sure if fishing is allowed. You can't swim, there nor would you want to! The have lots of ducks and the lagoon doesn't look that deep. We have many other great... More
24 February 2019|
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Response from fyre_74432 | Reviewed this property |
I believe you would need a license first, but I could be wrong!
29 July 2018|
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Response from f037 | Reviewed this property |
No, it is more of a duck pond