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Thunderbird Conservation Park

22600 N 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85310
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Great Hike

We hike here often. It’s always a good climb and fabulous view from the top! There are multiple... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
melissadierks
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Peoria, Arizona
Hiking is great here but not for the summer time!

I enjoy hiking all of the trails in the park. It can get a bit crowded on weekends when the weather... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jamie D
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Glendale, Arizona
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“great hiking” (7 reviews)
“bring water” (7 reviews)
“nice hike” (4 reviews)
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22600 N 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85310
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hike here often. It’s always a good climb and fabulous view from the top! There are multiple trails as well.

Thank melissadierks
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoy hiking all of the trails in the park. It can get a bit crowded on weekends when the weather is nice but for the most part people are polite and respectful of each other, they keep their dogs controlled and most pick up...More

Thank Jamie D
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

This park offers ample parking at the trailheads, with paths that are manageable enough for most people, but challenging enough to get a bit of a workout. The day we were there, there was a steady stream of people on the trails, enjoying the views...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Thunderbird Park is a large natural desert urban park with several trails and trail loops. Study the route you plan and if hiking alone how you will get back to your vehicle. Most of the trails are moderately difficult with elevation rise. For beginning walkers...More

Thank Kenneth R
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Thunderbird Park offers a choice of several mountains and numerous trails and can accommodate all experience levels of hikers. The view from the top of any of the mountains is spectacular. Easy to get to with plenty of parking.

1  Thank denisegF6371XQ
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

If you want a quick hike without a long drive,Thunderbird Conservation Park is a good choice. There are many trails to chose from. I have done a couple of the short hikes up to the peak. There is a lot of traffic on the trails...More

Thank Debra562
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

We have hike this before and there are many trails. The hike to the top on the east side is moderate but at the top you have a great view of the valley. Do it on a clear day for that. And bring lots of...More

Thank Mike H
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

This park in the basic hiking with miles of trails. Be aware it is desert beauty and take the necessary water supplies and the summer heat can be restrictive.The trails go up and down hills and has great views of the valleys. The trails are...More

Thank desertlander
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Not spectacular, but it's a popular hiking venue with multiple trails, from easy to strenuous. All provide a stroll through desert landscape, and many provide excellent views of the surrounding area.

Thank BuckeyeRob
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Great option for half day to get out for a hike. Close to Glendale and very accessible . No issues with difficulty of trails, all walkable (no scrabbling or steep inclines like we experienced at Camelback!). Also had ample free parking .

Thank KCKitchener
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Great question. I am not sue but have been told it is a control room for the reservoir.
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