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Why locals recommend it
Beautiful area of ponds, pinic areas, bike trails and hike trails. Their are a few parks with ponds to check out some Arizona wildlife. The Hole-in-the-Rock is the reddish mountain formation. The hike trail there is easy and short, but again, a popular spot for sunset views of Tempe.
Tips from locals
Near Piestewa Peak, which is a great hike! The peak is not dog-friendly but there are other hiking trails in the area that are. Make sure to keep any dogs on a leash.
Fantastic nature, variety of hiking paths, tremendous city views in all directions.
home to red rock buttes looped with trails, a scenic view from hikeable Hole-in-the-Rock,
More of a nice walk than a hike, the park has a few trails that start from the parking lot, with beautiful views of the Papago Buttes, the Phoenix Zoo, and downtown Phoenix in the distance
Great introduction to the desert, mountain scape and trails. You can see for miles and at one spot, you can see Tempe, Scottsdale and Phoenix. It’s free and an easy walk for old and young with mostly wide paved trails.
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