Trail

Lookout Mountain Circumference Trail

Phoenix, AZ
Length: 2.20 mi.
Type: Loop

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This is a great starter trail for kids just beginning to hike on their own and also great for smaller kids being carried. Very kid friendly. Keep in mind there is not much shade except at sunrise/sunset, but Lookout Mountain Park on the south side of the mountain has drinking fountains, restrooms, and a small and big kid’s playground along with a large grass field, volleyball court, and tennis courts. Starting from here adds a little bit of length to the trail.

There are convenience stores right down the street on Cave Creek Road for any last minute runs for snacks, etc.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 275 ft.
Carrier needed Yes
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains Yes
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles
Yes

Trail highlights

Picnic Area, Playground, Viewpoint, and Wildlife Viewing

There is a playground at Lookout Mountain Park. Lots of jackrabbits, desert cottontails, and many bird species. Nice views as you go around.

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Getting There

There is a small parking area at the end of 16th Street, south of Greenway Pkwy. This is on the north side of the mountain.
I prefer to park on the south side at Lookout Mountain Park for restrooms, drinking water, and a playground for after the hike.