Lookout Mountain Preserve, Phoenix

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  • well used and well marked trails for hiking - a desert oasis in an urban landscape - go hiking,,,and bring water!  more »
  • I was blown away by the great day hikes that I was able to do while I was in Phoenix for a week. Phoenix did a great job to make these mountains accessible.  more »
  • We asked a local about her favourite hiking area and she shared this one. It ended up being mine as well. We were in Scottsdale so it was a 25 minute drive. It was located at the end of 40th street af...  more »
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  • Nice short hike. Can be pretty steep at some parts, I wouldn't recommend doing this hike in your every day shoes. There are just a few spots on the trail where the dirt is a little crumbley beneath your feet. I feel the trail isn't always visible at times but it's easy to find the trail again and continue on. Once you get to the top, the views are some the best you can get on any trail in the city. (PS if you know what that circular silo looking building is in the mountain from a distance, please let me know)
  • There are tons of short and long trails here with many different elevations, some steep and some relatively flat. This is a dog-friendly mountain with lots of friendly people. It's rarely crowded. You can look out over Moon Valley on the West, Scottsdale on the East, Phoenix (sort of) and Cave Creek on the North. Fabulous sunrises and sunsets from all vantage points.
  • We did Lookout Mountain circumference, #308, and summit, #150, with our pit bull puppy. It's a great trail for medium or large dogs! Plus, the view from the summit was awesome. Many families were out hiking, too. Definetly a place we will come back to!
  • Small parking lot, trail 308 was fun but very rocky for my soft sole shoes (I took a wrong turn and accidentally left the trail for a while, my hike ended up being a little longer than expected and with 354 ft elevation). This was the North entrance, by 16th Street South of Greenway Parkway. Not much traffic here for a Saturday morning (9ish am).
  • Great hiking paths from easy to medium in difficulty. Lots of parking

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