The world’s largest city park, located 8 miles south of downtown Phoenix. Covering 17,000 acres, South Mountain Park features a great variety of trail running options. Our link here is to the park site, with info about the trails. It’s also possible to run all or parts of the ‘scenic drives’ listed on the website, as there is not too much traffic.

There are multiple entrances and trail heads with parking. The main entrance is off Central Ave., but there are wonderful trails, for varying abilities, accessible from the Pima Canyon entrance.

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Essentials
  • Main entrance is off Central Ave. The Pima Canyon entrance also has great trails

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Healing Enso
5 months ago

There is also the “Devastator Trail” off 32nd St, on the North side of the park. Limited on street parking only. The name may come from the fact the trail has lots of vertical. No marker at the trail head right now. But City of Phoenix apparently has plans to erect signage at the street and renaming to the Highline Connector trail – the Highline canal and footpath is 100 yards North of the end of the street and may be useful if you want to do a loop, rather than an out & back.

Essentials
  • Main entrance is off Central Ave. The Pima Canyon entrance also has great trails