Holbert Trail to Dobbins Lookout is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Start out at the main entrance to South Mountain and make a left past the vistor's center. Go to the end of the road to the beginning of Holbert Trail. Get to the top and make a right to Dobbins Lookout. This trail is challenging at first. Inclines will definitely get your heart beat going. It is worth it get to the Lookout point. Good views of the city and the television tower on top of the mountain.
Early morning is great, near noon and after a lot of traffic. Great place to take your dog. Some great views of phoenix, would recommend it for all people hiking.
Face book Arizona Hiking a hiking grp did this hike together met lots of nice ppl
had a cook out nice way to meet others
perfect day for hike
Wow! Really enjoyed this hike! I was so intimidated at first but was able to conquer it! Took 3 hours round trip with plenty of stops on the way up! The way up was such a workout! All up hill with rocks to climb over. I definitely would recommend going early in the morning there was still a lot
Of shade around 8:00am so it wasn't too bad. The views along the way was great! The best at the top of course! Try it out!
I can see the hard justification for this trail (I would rate it a more tough moderate but....). Here are my reasons......the first .53 miles of the trail are more of a desert stroll, not tough at all. The remainder 1.75-2 miles is where all the elevation gain happens. The trail is 1 long slow elevation gain. Not many flat spots once you get going, just a slow steady gain until the final uphill push to Dobbins tower. Amazing views from the top but your hikers high is quickly crushed by the tourist around you in crocs with selfie sticks around every corner at the top. Still a great hike, bring plenty of water.
I loved this trail today. Well marked, just the right amount of workout and beautiful scenery. I wouldn't rate it as hard..it's more of moderate. There were young children hiking it. Brought a gallon of water, and made sure my phone was charged 100%.. took lots of pictures