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Papago Park

From You7474.65 Mi
Local TipsIn warmer months drink a lot of water before arriving. Carry water also.
Created (yyyy-mm-dd)2013-11-29
Created ByColonelmann
  • Soft
  • Running
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Walking
  • Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Drinking Water
  • Limited Hours
  • Hills
  • Loop
  • Out And Back
  • Good For Workouts
  • Technical
  • Family Friendly
Street Crossings
  • A Few
Max Distance4-6
Volume of Use
  • Steady
DescriptionRight near the Phoenix Zoo. Plenty of desert trails and loops for hiking and jogging. Several mountain like climbs that appear difficult but once you're at the top you realize it's mostly novice. The larger peak has a nice loop trail around the bottom but ascending the summit is not for beginners, novice, or idiots (hence the air ambulance helipad nearby).

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  • What a great park: close to east side of airport, soft surface trails, beautiful views! Look at the trail map in the parking lot before heading out. Trails aren't well marked so I was never really sure which one I was on, but I could always orient myself back to the parking lot, so I wasn't concerned. Stay on the trail, not on the fragile desert landscape. Great spot for a shake-out run before a flight or to loosen the joints after arriving! ( by Tracy on 2014-01-11 )