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South Mountain Park contains some breathtaking and classic Sonoran Desert scenery just minutes from downtown Phoenix. As the country's largest city park, it contains an enormous variety of hiking trails, ranging from easy to strenuous and all allowing Phoenicians and visitors alike the opportunity to escape the city. The popular National Trail spans the length of the park as it climbs up and over a large mountain range, providing fantastic views of the surrounding region that can't be rivaled anywhere else. A road also provides access to many different lookouts and vantage points for easier access.