National Geographic named Phoenix as one of the nation’s best hiking cities in an online article, specifically focusing on the 17,000 acre South Mountain Park.
According to the article, "...South Mountain Park is the largest municipal park in the world, a veritable wilderness within the city of Phoenix. Javelinas and coyotes prowl the 58 miles of trails studded with saguaros, spindly ocotillos, and cholla cacti that bloom lipstick-pink in spring. Park at the Pima Canyon Trailhead and wander a nest of well-mapped trails, or tackle all or part of the 14.3-mile National Trail, which leads to spectacular lookouts on South Mountain over Phoenix and Camelback Mountain, another classic local summit hike."
Visit the Parks and Recreation website for more information about the Phoenix Mountain Preserves and other city recreational facilities.
David Urbinato 602-262-4994