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Parks & nature in Phoenix

Trail
“This is a pretty difficult hike but beautiful. Bring water and plan to avoid the sun if your smart. ”
126local recommendations
Park
“This is another one of those iconic Phoenix hikes in the middle of the huge Phoenix Mountain Preserve. The main trail is the Piestewa Peak - not an easy hike, but SO worth it. If you want something more moderate, there are other options available.”
18local recommendations
Park
“If Echo Cayon at Camelback mountain is too much for you, venture out to this location for a more leisure hike, not too far from home often visited by mountain bikers and trail runners. Parking can be a little challenging. ”
25local recommendations
Park
“This is one of the closer Phoenix Mountain Preserve hiking areas with easy to moderate hiking, great parking and rest rooms. There is also a visitor center which may be open depending on the day. It is about a 15 minute drive on surface streets, don't forget to bring water.”
19local recommendations
Park
“A short walk to the tunnel will take you under Hwy 51 and out to the trails. Just go left on Dreamy Draw Rd (at the end of Frier Dr) and go about three blocks to the trailhead on the right. Or... if tunnels creep you out... go another block and you will come to a bridge on the right which will take you over the highway and to the paved sidewalk leading to the trailhead. Surrounding the base of 2,608-foot Piestewa Peak, Phoenix Mountains Park and Recreation Area, and Dreamy Draw Recreation Area are gateways into diverse desert landscapes that offer everything from fantastic views to secluded valleys. Those trailheads boast dozens of miles of trails. ”
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Park
“A large urban park with duck ponds and walking trails. You can see the urban skyline. Famous for outdoor festivals and the place to watch 4th of July fireworks.”
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Park
“Piestewa Peak at 2,610 feet (796 m) is the second highest point in the Phoenix Mountains, after Camelback Mountain, and the third highest in the city of Phoenix, Arizona. It is located in the Piestewa Peak Recreation Area within the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, near Piestewa Parkway (Arizona State Highway 51). ”
20local recommendations
Monument / Landmark
“Great place to park for a quick or long hike! Pop in the visitor center to see what trails are best for you! P.S. Don't forget water and suncreen! Hit up SCRAMBLE for breakfast once you work up an appetite!”
12local recommendations
Park
“You can access the Shaw Butte Trail right from our driveway. If you don't feel like going all the way to the top, stop at the site of the former Cloud Nine Restaurant and have a secret spot to watch the sunset.”
3local recommendations
Playground
“Beautiful park with pond. Right next to the canal where you can walk, run, or ride a bike along the canal looking at the mountains and beautiful sights. ”
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Trail
“ Can be reached by walking out of cul de sac, then right on 20th Street, right on Waltann Ln, then left on 19th Street to the trailhead.”
3local recommendations
Dog Run
“nice big park not only for dogs.. here is where the fireworks are for the 4th of July. ”
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Trail
“Our other famous Mountain for hiking, smack in the middle of the city, but in a huge preserve. Only 19 minutes drive. Bring Water and see if you can make it to the top! Enjoy”
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Trail
“Great spot for a quick hike or bike. Close by with a park and playground at the foothills with exercise equipment and big fields.”
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Park
“Prettiest park in Phoenix. Basketball, volleyball, plenty of fountains and a great view of the valley mountains.”
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Park
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