South Mountain Park in Phoenix AZ â€“ the largest city park in the world.
The South Mountain Park is a desert mountain preserve located at 10919 S. Central Avenue in Phoenix and has been considered as the largest city park in the world. The park covers almost 18,500 acres. There are few basic activities that you can enjoy at South Mountain Park.
1. Picnics, Barbecues and Parties
The Piedra Grandes Ramadas are available accommodate groups up to 50 people
larger groups need to call for reservation (602) 495-0222
Alcohol permits are required
No amplified or live music is allowed
Larger ramadas for groups larger than 50 people are available with reservations only
2. Hiking/Mountain Biking
58 miles of trails that are range from 1miles to 14 miles in length and rated from moderate to very difficult.
The easiest of the trails is the Javelina Canyon Trail, which starts at the Beverly Canyon parking lot at 46th Street, south of Baseline Road.
The highest point in the park is Dobbins Lookout, at 2,330 feet
3. Trail Rides
South Mountain Park is a great place for horseback riding. Guided trails are available for all the levels of experience. More information about rides are available at Ponderosa Stables and South Mountain Stables.
4. Scenic Drive
The scenic drive is the most popular among the visitors of the South Mountain Park. The views are just astonishing but donâ€™t forget about caution driving since you are going to share the road with hikers and bikers.