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South Mountain Park Trails in Phoenix, Arizona

 
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Distance from city center: 6.8mi
tylerd's pictureby tylerd Outdoors Activities travel tip
added on the 21st of September, 2010
Though the South Mountain Education Center closed down in April due to budget reductions the hiking trails are still open to the public. When we visited Phoenix we decided to dedicate one of our days to climbing and hiking.

So we went to the Park and took the Holbert Trail. After we entered the park at Central Avenue we turned left at the first opportunity and went up to the Activity Complex. The trail was about 2.5 miles long and it was fairly difficult, with steeps and rocks to climb. But we made it eventually. We made some really beautiful pictures of the city and after we returned we went to see the Mystery Castle too (if we were already there).

If you take any of the tours, be sure to bring some food and water with you and dress in comfortable clothes and shoes.

Address:
10919 S Central Avenue

Price:
Free.

Opening Hours:
5am-11pm (parking areas close at 7pm.)

On the web:
http://www.phoenix.gov/parks/hiksogud.html

 
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