Phoenix is home to more than 40,000 of acres of desert and mountain parks and preserves - all just minutes from downtown Phoenix.
Follow these guidelines for staying safe on the trail and at the trailhead.
December 2, 2016: In the spirit of the season, the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is temporarily allowing a holiday tree be placed atop Camelback Mountain until January 1st. In following with the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department’s “Take A Hike. Do It Right” hiker safety suggestions and in adherence to the “Leave No Trace” philosophy, we ask that special care be taken to ensure safety for the wildlife that call this natural environment home and for the hikers who visit Camelback Mountain. View more information regarding the Camelback Mountain Holiday Tree.
Learn about South Mountain Park Trails Master Plan
View Conceptual South Mountain Park Improvement Plans
View Draft Phoenix Mountains Preserve Access and Adaptive Management Plan