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South Mountain Park and Preserve

10919 S. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85042 | South Phoenix | 602-262-7393

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This positively ponderous municipal preserve -- the nation's largest -- features acres of hiking, climbing and horseback trails, plus picnic and recreation areas.


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