South Mountain Park & Preserve
South Mountain Park / Preserve is a point of pride for Phoenix. As the largest municipally operated park in the country, it is an enjoyable place for hiking, biking, scenic drives and beautiful vistas of the valley below.
Where can you find a castle, petroglyphs, and 50 miles of trails? Phoenix, Arizona. South Mountain is rich in environmental and cultural history. Mystery Castle was built in the 1930s by Boyce Gulley for his daughter. It’s now open for tours May thru October, and its gorgeous architecture makes it a special attraction.
Featuring amazing views of the city and desert wildlife from the trails, South Mountain has become a retreat for outdoor enthusiasts.