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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” (35 reviews)
“dobbins lookout” (30 reviews)
“mormon trail” (27 reviews)
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10919 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042-8302
South Mountain
+1 602-262-6862
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Reviewed 6 days ago

South Mountain is actually a City of Phoenix Park, but if you are thinking swings and seesaws you will be sorely disappointed. If, instead, you are seeking myriad hiking trails of varying challenges, astounding city views, true desert landscapes, and knowledgeable park rangers, then South...More

Thank DonMarinelli
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These mountains are huge even before you reach the base of them so I am happy I decided to just drive to the outlooks and not to hike there. The Visitors Center was manned by a nice lady who really knew the mountain and the...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful park so close to Phoenix. Blessed are the people in Phoenix to have access to mountains, hiking trails, and great look out views from this park. Hiking the Hidden Valley trail is not to be missed. So also a drive up to...More

Thank Previa1994
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always take new visitors to the valley here to view the sunset and the lights all over the valley. It has gotten busier over the years that we have taken folks there, so go up well before sunset to get a parking place. It...More

Thank AzUhl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best time to drive to and have a nice hiking is from early morning. Plenty of hiking trails and look outs, go to the summit, there is a nice view over looking the valley area. You may even see some animals. I have seen some...More

Thank khalid4kac
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This huge park sits Southwest of Phoenix. It is a desert preserve surrounded by development. How wonderful that forward thinking citizens set this area apart. Nice visitors center. Many miles of trails. You will need to hike in the morning or in the evening to...More

Thank Greg R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I asked my local friend to show me cactus. tHe drive up here ensured I saw plenty.From the top there is a commanding view od Phoenix and the surrounding mountains.

Thank Julene M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I woke up at 4am my first night in Phoenix and searched for a place I could catch the sunrise. Thanks to the review from John H on here about visiting the South Mountain Park for this, he was right. View was great. You are...More

Thank TD44_TA
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

First of all could not find entrance. No signs. When found was closed for new entrance. Able to go around construction for hiking. Don’t think we were on the right trail as we climbed a hill that was challenging in the heat. Good hike but...More

Thank Pineapple53
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

I was truly amazed at the peaceful quietness & cool shade ~ just beautiful views~ offered havin lunch up here, with a bunch of friends~ definitely would come back again!

Thank amelanie659
Nearby Restaurants
Los Dos Molinos
230 reviews
2.31 km away
Poncho's Mexican Food
65 reviews
3.77 km away
T-bone Steak House
88 reviews
1.68 km away
Taco Feliz
5 reviews
1.68 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Farm at South Mountain
145 reviews
7.82 km away
Mystery Castle
292 reviews
2.15 km away
Dobbins Lookout
24 reviews
2.28 km away
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Lisa H
2 May 2017|
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Response from jamespeterchau | Reviewed this property |
Gate entrances will be closed at 7pm and the trails close at 11pm.
Ryan G
29 April 2017|
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Response from Martha M | Reviewed this property |
If you are looking for an amazing view of South Mountain Park and Phoenix with little or no hike, just fill your water bottles and drive up to Dobbins Lookout about 13 miles south of downtown Phoenix (10919 S Central Ave... More
2 March 2017|
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Response from Robin H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, there are no restaurants with an overlook view of the park. However there are restaurants with fine views of the city of Phoenix in the near vicinity (within 3 miles). "Top of the Rock" off 48th Street, has fine... More