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Thunderbird Conservation Park, Glendale

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web
Thunderbird Conservation Park is located in Glendale. Put Thunderbird Conservation Park into our Glendale vacation planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Glendale.
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  • 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...  read more »
  • If your looking for a 2-3 mile easy hike in the valley, this would be a choice. My girlfriend and I walk the main loop. Gradual incline and kind of rocky in places, but nothing too crazy. Plenty of pa...  read more »
  • Due to the intense heat we marched off already at 7:00 in the morning. So some Walker, Jogger and Walker were on the way. You will find here some trails of varying lengths. We have chosen the 2.5-mile path up a hill. Footwear is required because the terrain is Rocky and full of debris. 250 meters, various species of cacti and a great panoramic view of Glendale - in clear weather until Phoenix - a wonderful start to the day!
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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.
  • Great place for a hike. Properly maintained and a great place to see friends or meet new ones.
  • 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.
  • Fantastic hike because of the various distance options and such a fantastic view across the entire valley all the way to downtown!
  • Love it, my partner and I love to run here on the trails and the dog loves it here.
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