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Parks & nature in Phoenix

“This is a pretty difficult hike but beautiful. Bring water and plan to avoid the sun if your smart. ”
126local recommendations
“Start your explorations at South Mountain Park, where steep hairpin turns and steady rising elevation leads you to Dobbin's Lookout, a popular overlook offering incredible views of the whole city. This is a great and scenic attraction that doesn't require any spending. ”
104local recommendations
“PV Mall is anchored by Costco - it is surrounded by hundreds of other stores within PV Village,”
27local recommendations
“Message from the Business: "A Japanese Garden is a concentration of natural beauty, instilled within the confines of an enclosed space. It is not a "park" in our western sense, but rather where visitors may quietly reflect and seek harmony with the natural world and within themselves, a tradition that is centuries old. Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix provides a peaceful oasis to visitors with unique elements that symbolize many aspects of Japanese culture and philosophy, including stone footbridges, lanterns, sculptures, a cobblestone beach, waterfall, stream, tea house, and koi pond."”
36local recommendations
“One of the most famous hikes in AZ. Seep side of Camelback Mountain. categorized as Hard. Stunning Views”
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“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
“222-acres of lush oasis located in the heart of the of the valley. Park amenities include a fishing lagoon, boat house, swimming pool, nature trails...........”
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“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
“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
“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. ”
22local recommendations
“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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“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). ”
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Dog Run
“City has huge plans to make this park spectacular with over $100 million so still a long way to go at the moment. To come, music stages, zip lining, et cetera.”
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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
“Great trails that will make you forget you're still in the middle of the city. Check the temps before you leave and always bring lots of water!! ”
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“Top rated hiking train, free parking & recreation area. Get there early to beat the crowds”
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