SOUTH MOUNTAIN PARK AND PRESERVE
Hidden Valley, Hills, Cycling, National Trail, Parks, Mountain Biking, Numerous Trails, Dobbins Lookout, Nature and Wildlife Areas, Walking, Horse Back Riding, Outdoor Activities & City Lights
'South Mountain Park and Preserve' is one of the country's most large urban parks. It covers over 16,000 acres, and it provides the best opportunities for rock climbing and running. The park offers comfortable seating, and the panoramic view, a small observation platform, recognizes numerous Phoenix landmarks, including Camelback and more local mountain ranges. It has over 51 miles of trails, or you can follow the road for spectacular views up to the top of the mountain. The mountain preserve features like many parks and peaks, offering hikers and cyclists of all skill levels outdoor recreation. It explores excellent mountain golf, dining, and special events. Parking & restrooms are available.
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Climb, Ponds, Beautiful Scenery, Biking, Bring Water, Walk-Up, Baseball, Short Hike, Rock Formations, Tomb, Fishing, Softball Fields, Picnic Area, Desert, Hole, Botanical Gardens & Lakes
Papago Park provides a wide array of recreational facilities and excellent hiking. It is a popular mountain bike and running spot. Papago Park is home to two of the most popular attractions in the area, the world-class Phoenix Zoo and the spectacular Botanical Garden of the Desert. The park has an archery range, a course for navigation, a lagoon for fishing Papago ponds, a flame museum area, a baseball/softball complex for the Papago community. You can take both an open, paved path and a series of trails and loops to explore. The park includes many features like a drinking fountain, bike rack, and picnic ramada.
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PHOENIX MOUNTAINS PRESERVE
Bird Watching, Wildlife, Wild Flowers, Running, Picnic, Horse Back Riding, Bike Ride, Dogs on Leash, Cycling, Nature and Wildlife Area, Mountain Biking, Walking & Recreation Area
Phoenix Mountains Preserve is one of the best spots for hiking in the Phoenix area offers plenty of opportunities to play and hike. The 3.74-mile Freedom Trail (#302) covers the base of the hill, while the Quartz Ridge Trail climbs up to connect with other trails to view the surrounding desert. The area offers excellent views and less crowded trails. You can take a 1.6-mile path around Shadow Mountain or walk up to lookout mountain on a short sweet.6-mile summit path. You can enjoy its multiple pathways and mountain hikes with 360 views. The park has friendly people to maintain the facilities. Parking is also available.