Lookout Mountain Summit Trail

MODERATE 32 reviews

Lookout Mountain Summit Trail is a 1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Phoenix, AZ that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible from November until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.0 miles 475 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

views

rock climbing
26 days ago

hiking
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1 month ago

Beautiful hike! Steep, but not too challenging

hiking
1 month ago

Fun little hike in the city. Hiked the summit and circumference in one go. The top portion of the summit is a bit sketchy, but not that bad. Living in one of the surrounding neighborhoods must be great!

hiking
2 months ago

First Hike. This was fun, and the view from the top was beautiful.

hiking
2 months ago

i did the summit hike, it is a little steep and once you get closer to the summit i found it hard to see the trail. i had to stop and let someone go ahead of me so i knew where to go. overall easy hike with a great view. convenient because i live 5 minutes away as well!
definitely try it out!

hiking
2 months ago

beautiful
little tough with my Yorkie

3 months ago

Easy breezy. Literally. Quick sunset hike, great views, fairly quiet trail. 16th St, south of Greenway Parkway. Get it.

hiking
4 months ago

Great and easy trail for a quick view at the summit. Trail is marked well till you get towards top. People have created lots of trails so choosing the right one can be difficult. Just keep going up and you will reach the summit!

hiking
6 months ago

This hike is a must for any locals. It is centered in the North Phoenix area, far less crowded than Camelback, Piestawa, or North Mountain, and lots of routes to choose from. The Summit Trail, which I approach from the Lookout Mountain Park, located on 18th st., is the perfect starting point for the summit. The summit is a little steep and challenging to get to, but the views are worth it. Try to tag the Western summit while you're at it, a Class-3 climb, but not too hard. Been coming here since I was a kid. Fun hike.

6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

This is a short steep hike. Super fast but with a great view. There is less traffic here than other valley hikes so you can get a bit of solitude.

7 months ago

Nice shorter hike close to home.

7 months ago

This hike is not as crowded as camelback or piestewa, yet has many similar elements.

hiking
8 months ago

One of my favorite hikes in Phoenix.

9 months ago

My old roommate hated this hike. Short and steep. Fun place to rock climb on the west side.

9 months ago

10 months ago

Rocky path so watch your step. The incline is a good, short, hard hike. But worth the views at the top.

10 months ago