South Mountain Park is the largest municipal park in the country, covering about 16,000 acres and including more than 51 miles of trails. Dobbins Peak, the highest point accessible to visitors (and you can get drive there if hiking isn't in your plan) is 2,330 feet in elevation. Not too high for the hiker or bicyclist who isn't ready for steep trails, but high enough to offer great views of the city. Here are pictures of a scenic drive through South Mountain Park.
This map of South Mountain Park/Preserve is intended to assist you in finding the parking areas and trail heads. Hiking trail markings are general and are not intended to actually measure distances.
The gated roadways, trail head parking areas, restrooms and ramadas are open from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. and trails are open until 11 p.m. Check the South Mountain website for any scheduled closings.
South Mountain Park is located in South Phoenix. From Baseline Road and Central Avenue, head south on Central until you come to the park entrance.
All times are subject to change without notice.