Best nature in Phoenix

Check out the top nature in Phoenix, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Desert Botanical Garden
1. Desert Botanical Garden
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133 local reviews
1201 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix
Closed now
+1 480-941-1225
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Bianca and Cameron
This is a natural exhibit and museum. If you want to experience all that is desert in nature, this is your go…
Toby
See the Desert by day and the Desert by night! A must for green-thumbs, garden-lovers, photographers and zen m…
Marla
Well marked trails tell the story of plants throughout the Southwest with lots of opportunities for nature pho…
1. Desert Botanical Garden
1. Desert Botanical Garden
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133 local reviews
1201 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix
Closed now
+1 480-941-1225
Bianca and Cameron
Bianca and Cameron
This is a natural exhibit and museum. If you want to experience all that is desert in nature, this is your go to. Beautiful at sunrise or …
Toby
Toby
See the Desert by day and the Desert by night! A must for green-thumbs, garden-lovers, photographers and zen masters. Plenty-o-plant life fo…
Marla
Marla
Well marked trails tell the story of plants throughout the Southwest with lots of opportunities for nature photography.
2. Camelback Mountain
2. Camelback Mountain
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184 local reviews
Camelback Mountain, Phoenix
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jonathan
Great hiking and nature!
Ken & Betsy
Popular for hikers... one of many lovely spots for getting out in nature in the middle of the city.
Johnny
Most difficult mountain in central Phoenix. Gets a lot of traffic. 2-2.5 hours round trip. Moderate trail wi…
2. Camelback Mountain
2. Camelback Mountain
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184 local reviews
Camelback Mountain, Phoenix
jonathan
jonathan
Great hiking and nature!
Ken & Betsy
Ken & Betsy
Popular for hikers... one of many lovely spots for getting out in nature in the middle of the city.
Johnny
Johnny
Most difficult mountain in central Phoenix. Gets a lot of traffic. 2-2.5 hours round trip. Moderate trail with some difficult points.
3. Piestewa Peak
3. Piestewa Peak
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80 local reviews
Piestewa Peak, Phoenix
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Brian
Another one of Phoenix's signature hikes
Barbara
One of the best hiking trails in Arizona! Amazing city and desert views! A must for avid hikers and nature ent…
Johnny
Great workout. Will take 1.5 - 2.0 hours approximately to climb to the summit and back. Moderate trail.
3. Piestewa Peak
3. Piestewa Peak
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80 local reviews
Piestewa Peak, Phoenix
Brian
Brian
Another one of Phoenix's signature hikes
Barbara
Barbara
One of the best hiking trails in Arizona! Amazing city and desert views! A must for avid hikers and nature enthusiasts!
Johnny
Johnny
Great workout. Will take 1.5 - 2.0 hours approximately to climb to the summit and back. Moderate trail.
4. Olive & Ivy
4. Olive & Ivy
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33 local reviews
7135 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale
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+1 480-751-2200
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Patti
This is an amazing restaurant located on the Scottsdale Waterfront. Hip and european all mixed together! Try…
Mandy
Dining under the shady trees on Olive and Ivy’s massive patio feels more like southern France than southern Sc…
Cindy
Stylish California-Mediterranean Food ! Beautiful patio, feels like Southern France
4. Olive & Ivy
4. Olive & Ivy
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33 local reviews
7135 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale
Closed now
+1 480-751-2200
Patti
Patti
This is an amazing restaurant located on the Scottsdale Waterfront. Hip and european all mixed together! Try the artichoke cream dip with …
Mandy
Mandy
Dining under the shady trees on Olive and Ivy’s massive patio feels more like southern France than southern Scottsdale. If you are looking f…
Cindy
Cindy
Stylish California-Mediterranean Food ! Beautiful patio, feels like Southern France
5. McDowell Mountain Regional Park
5. McDowell Mountain Regional Park
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15 local reviews
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Drive, Scottsdale
+1 480-471-0173
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Molly
Mountain biking, hiking, nature tours. The largest county owned park in the nation.
Michelle
This is a beautiful area for hiking and mountain biking. Miles of trails. Try the Scenic or Escondido trail fo…
Jay
A great hike just a few miles away. No houses, just Saguaros, the mountains and a beautiful view of Phoenix fr…
5. McDowell Mountain Regional Park
5. McDowell Mountain Regional Park
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15 local reviews
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Drive, Scottsdale
+1 480-471-0173
Molly
Molly
Mountain biking, hiking, nature tours. The largest county owned park in the nation.
Michelle
Michelle
This is a beautiful area for hiking and mountain biking. Miles of trails. Try the Scenic or Escondido trail for a great view of the desert a…
Jay
Jay
A great hike just a few miles away. No houses, just Saguaros, the mountains and a beautiful view of Phoenix from 3000 ft.
6. Trader Joe's
6. Trader Joe's
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27 local reviews
6202 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Closed now
+1 480-948-9886
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Ann & Lars
Grocery chain with a variety of signature items, plus produce, dairy, wine & beer.
Jia-Li
Grocery chain with a variety of signature items, plus produce, dairy & more (most sell wine & beer).
Francesca
It's Trader Joes
6. Trader Joe's
6. Trader Joe's
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27 local reviews
6202 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Closed now
+1 480-948-9886
Ann & Lars
Ann & Lars
Grocery chain with a variety of signature items, plus produce, dairy, wine & beer.
Jia-Li
Jia-Li
Grocery chain with a variety of signature items, plus produce, dairy & more (most sell wine & beer).
Francesca
Francesca
It's Trader Joes
7. Papago Park
7. Papago Park
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67 local reviews
625 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix
Closed now
+1 602-495-5458
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Sheryl
Mountain Biking, hiking, and nature are a short jaunt away...
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Many people like to go here an hour before sunset, right after work for some nature, quiet and a beautiful glo…
Mike & Jackie
This is a great place for a short hike, picnic, or some beginner-level mountain biking!
7. Papago Park
7. Papago Park
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67 local reviews
625 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix
Closed now
+1 602-495-5458
Sheryl
Sheryl
Mountain Biking, hiking, and nature are a short jaunt away...
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Many people like to go here an hour before sunset, right after work for some nature, quiet and a beautiful glow of a sunset; many trails mos…
Mike & Jackie
Mike & Jackie
This is a great place for a short hike, picnic, or some beginner-level mountain biking!
8. Butterfly Wonderland
8. Butterfly Wonderland
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46 local reviews
9500 East Vía de Ventura, Scottsdale
Closed now
+1 480-800-3000
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Stanley Paul
More nature treats for the kids and just next door to the Odysea Acquarium in north Scottsdale just off the SR…
Andrew
A beautiful place to see the life-cycle of the butterfly. Not recommended for very young children (under 4) du…
Eddie N Dale
America's largest butterfly atrium is now in Scottsdale, Arizona! Features include a 3D Theater, Butterfly Eme…
8. Butterfly Wonderland
8. Butterfly Wonderland
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46 local reviews
9500 East Vía de Ventura, Scottsdale
Closed now
+1 480-800-3000
Stanley Paul
Stanley Paul
More nature treats for the kids and just next door to the Odysea Acquarium in north Scottsdale just off the SR101. Both venues exciting and…
Andrew
Andrew
A beautiful place to see the life-cycle of the butterfly. Not recommended for very young children (under 4) due to the delicate nature of bu…
Eddie N Dale
Eddie N Dale
America's largest butterfly atrium is now in Scottsdale, Arizona! Features include a 3D Theater, Butterfly Emergence Gallery and Butterfly C…
9. Sushi Roku Scottsdale
9. Sushi Roku Scottsdale
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5 local reviews
7277 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale
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+1 480-970-2121
BarRestaurantFood
Michael & Rebecca
Upscale spot inside the W serving modern sushi in a trendy space accented with elements from nature.
Brian
Upscale spot inside the W serving modern sushi in a trendy space accented with elements from nature.
Brent & Judy
Excellent Sushi. Part of the W Resort.
9. Sushi Roku Scottsdale
9. Sushi Roku Scottsdale
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5 local reviews
7277 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale
Closed now
+1 480-970-2121
Michael & Rebecca
Michael & Rebecca
Upscale spot inside the W serving modern sushi in a trendy space accented with elements from nature.
Brian
Brian
Upscale spot inside the W serving modern sushi in a trendy space accented with elements from nature.
Brent & Judy
Brent & Judy
Excellent Sushi. Part of the W Resort.
10. Encanto Park
10. Encanto Park
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19 local reviews
Encanto Park, Phoenix
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steve
This 222-acre city park oasis with picnic areas, a lagoon, boat house, swimming pool, nature trail, urban fis…
Patty
2605 N 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007 (1 mile) Encanto Park is a public park in central Phoenix, Arizona. The par…
Nancy
Beautiful urban park with stocked ponds for fishing, paddle boats, kiddie park with rides/train, lots of nice …
10. Encanto Park
10. Encanto Park
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19 local reviews
Encanto Park, Phoenix
steve
steve
This 222-acre city park oasis with picnic areas, a lagoon, boat house, swimming pool, nature trail, urban fishing and two golf courses with…
Patty
Patty
2605 N 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007 (1 mile) Encanto Park is a public park in central Phoenix, Arizona. The park is composed of 222 acres of …
Nancy
Nancy
Beautiful urban park with stocked ponds for fishing, paddle boats, kiddie park with rides/train, lots of nice walking paths.
11. Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch
11. Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch
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8 local reviews
2757 East Guadalupe Road, Gilbert
Closed now
+1 480-503-6234
ParkNatural featurePoint of interest
Terry & Sheri
Great for a nice nature walk.
jessica
Walking paths and beautiful nature walk seeing unusual birds and such!
Querida
Excellent park for walking, sightseeing, and enjoying nature. Library is near by for quiet reading or informat…
11. Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch
11. Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch
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8 local reviews
2757 East Guadalupe Road, Gilbert
Closed now
+1 480-503-6234
Terry & Sheri
Terry & Sheri
Great for a nice nature walk.
jessica
jessica
Walking paths and beautiful nature walk seeing unusual birds and such!
Querida
Querida
Excellent park for walking, sightseeing, and enjoying nature. Library is near by for quiet reading or information exploring.