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Hole in the Rock

Papago Park, Van Buren St. and Galvin Pkway, Phoenix, AZ
+1 602-256-3220
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Easy hike

This was a nice easy hike in Phoenix, and had a nice view once you got to the top. Even though it... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Nice detour if you are in the area

I had a couple of hours to kill before a flight and was looking for something to do in the area... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
John S
Columbia, Missouri
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Papago Park, Van Buren St. and Galvin Pkway, Phoenix, AZ
+1 602-256-3220
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a nice easy hike in Phoenix, and had a nice view once you got to the top. Even though it is not a long hike, remember to bring water!

Reviewed 6 days ago

I had a couple of hours to kill before a flight and was looking for something to do in the area. Nice, easy hike from the parking lot to see an interesting rock formation. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit this, but...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just incredible! Had a hot afternoon to kill in Phoenix so decided to take a look at a hole! Super - But I love History! Was hot September... at 15H - Take water a hat and sun cream! O+I only wanted to walk up see...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a quick pic spot. The hike is easy even in Birks. Loved this little park. We went at sunset time and it was gorgeous.

Thank alisafranz50by50
Reviewed 1 week ago

I go to Papago park whenever I can and I often see families climbing on this for a great group photo, If you are going somewhere for exercise this is a nice relaxing stop to make while you are there.

Thank Paula M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When in Phoenix/Scottsdale take a walk in pretty Papago Park .Not very difficult to climb to the Hole, there are stone steps in the back. Please exercise caution though, and have fair physical condition. Nice photo ops!

1  Thank Aaron G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hole in the Rock is located on the east edge of the city of Phoenix, between Tempe and Scottsdale. The park is open daily, from sunrise to sunset. It is located just north of the Phoenix Zoo, and just south of the Botanical Gardens....More

Thank AWesley82
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Visited on a hot day so need water when walking from the parking lot which was free. Climb was not too bad and well worth it when at the top and view Phoenix through the 'hole'. There is also a nearby lake adjacent to the...More

1  Thank jst0
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We had time after the airport for a quick trip here. (Only 20 min from airport). We went on a Saturday morning around 10am and the hike was maybe 10 min (max). The view was great, parking was free, and there were only 7-10 other...More

Thank hmoss01
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Just another free and awesome place to visit. Great views and fun climbing around. Easy access and not a difficult trail to the hole. Would be simple for any able bodied person including children. There is parking at the base. We were lucky that there...More

Thank Ken C
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Bundy F
24 September 2017|
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Response from Abbu K | Reviewed this property |
Yeah , it’s free
Ian R
14 May 2017|
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Response from mueller66 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, this is a easy walk from the zoo to the hole in the rock. From there to the botanical garden it is recommended to take the short bus ride as taxi might be difficult that outside town. If you walk it will be 20 minutes.
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Dawn D
26 February 2017|
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Response from phillygem | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is safe. However, there is no lighting so I would suggest going during the day. I went during day and night and you can easily trip and fall on the rocks while climbing. Nothing is truly safe when you are rock... More