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Thunderbird Conservation Park, Glendale
(4.7/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
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TripAdvisor
  • ideal for a leisurely or challenging hike with friends or youth. Occasionally spot wildlife, mostly lizards and very rarely a snake but everyone will let you know if a snake has been spotted. 
  • I live really close to Thunderbird Park. I am a regular hiker from October - March. The trails are a little rocky but not terrible. You can pick many different trails and with many different elevation...  more »
  • This was a first time hike for me while on vacation this year. It was very easy to do and I got lots of pictures! Rest of the group would stop so I could catch up since I was the one lagging behind so...  more »
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  • I love going to Thunderbird Mountain as we call it. I tend to visit after 7 or 8pm because it is cooler, and the city looks wonderful at night. Unless the moon isn't out at all, it isn't necessary to bring a flashlight. I've been up there as late (or early) as 4 AM and there were others on the trail, so be cautious. PRO TIP: Don't park in the city's parking lot after sundown. I got a $15 fine for it, and while it isn't really that much, its just easier to park in the housing community up the street.
  • Good spot for convenience. Get there early or it will be super crowded. I guess that's how a lot of the spots in town tend to be. It is nice if you live in the northwestern part of town.
  • Great place for a hike. Properly maintained and a great place to see friends or meet new ones.
  • Thunderbird is awesome for a short hike. At the top and on a clear day, you can see all the way downtown and over to UOP stadium.
  • Everyone knows you go just before sunrise and about 20 to sunset to get in a decent jog due to heat. A park ranger showed up tonight at 615 saying we have to vacate at 635 (official sunset) or our vehicles will be locked in and we will be cited. There was plenty of light left!. When are you suppose to go? During the 3pm heat? That's 10x more dangerous than hiking/jogging at 615 When you can see very clearly for about quite some time. Thunderbird just became a money grab with there citations.