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Thunderbird Conservation Park, Glendale

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TripAdvisor
  • 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.  more »
  • 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 Camel...  more »
  • Amazing time and bonus your dog can be a companion! We love it. To be able to take your fur baby, most importantly clean up after them. Sadly there are quite a few who do not do this! As a side note, ...  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.