Explore the most popular hiking trails in Lookout Mountain Preserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Quick hike. Got a little sketchy near the top (we went right, trail went left), but we made it. Awesome views. Nice and quiet up there.

easy going trails for beginners.
love that its soo local but the parking lot gets full at peak hours.

Short, but steep hike...good workout, and great views throughout...not advised for children as part of the hike needs to step on lots of small rocks that are on the path...have to be extra careful when coming down..

Great running trail. Plenty of moderate ups and downs to get good workout. I've been using this trail, among others in the area, for 35 years.

Quite steep the whole way, a very excellent hike for a good leg workout, plus the views are amazing the entire way up. I stopped every 50 feet and turned around to look over the northern suburbs. The view at the top is absolutely awesome, there arent many trails that get you this high up in such a short distance!

Amazing trails biking with the wife

great trail with a dog, nice hike

Great with my dog for the 308 path

A fun little in town hike.

Summit is beautiful! ☀️ You can get to the top in about fifteen minutes after a few go-arounds finding the best routes for you. There's a first "top" that is a good turning point if you don't feel comfortable rock climbing. It's pretty steep towards the top and I generally have to use my hands at certain parts, but the views are stunning and it's definitely not very crowded. I'm excited to do this trail in the fall so I can enjoy the sunset. Be careful - there is a ton of loose rock and I'd say the trip down is much more dangerous than the trip up because of it.

I hesitate to call this trail "easy," because my mother with knee issues would definitely struggle at certain parts of the trail. It's not difficult, however. It's much flatter than the summit trail, but is a longer distance. The difficulty is going to depend on which path you take at various points. If you take the lowest path, it's much easier. I think it took me about 45 minutes and this was my first time. It's very easy to get lost, but all the trails bleed back into each other eventually. You can go pretty far without seeing a 308 sign, but they pop back up eventually. One thing I did appreciate is that there is WAY less loose rock on the circumference trail than summit. You can also shortcut to summit at least 3-4 different points on the circumference.

the rewards are the views.

Short quick hike. Good views for a trek you can do in under half an hour. Best at sunset.

gets the blood moving! like others said, recommend circumference loop to get started and add some length. old trails break off in areas and are a little steep so wear good shoes in case you get a little lost. beautiful city view at the top!

little challenging towards the top, wasn't really sure where to go and no one around , so didn't continue. Did the circumference trail to add more length.

Just average if you don’t age a spur to the Summit

Great riding on the lower trails for Mountain Bikes. Not bad for beginners and moderate alike. Up the mountain would take some serious pumping.

Not too bad. I’d go again.

Good trail. take the circumference then summit for a better workout. for those seeking more difficulty, on the southwest end there are old trails that require some hand usage and has a lot of loose or slick rocks.

It was a nice hike. Easy to access. Bonus that you can take dogs. I would not recommend you go on this trail if you struggle with coordination or if you get disoriented with heights because the trail sometimes gets narrow and one wrong step you could slide pretty badly down a steep hill.

The trail was easy, but beautiful and definitely a little work out. There were parts with large rocks, but nothing my 11 year old sister couldn't handle. Highly recommend for a simple, fun hike or beginners

A good little quick hike. Perfect for a quick fix.

I would call this hike moderate. You can definitely get your cardio in. Lots of rocks but easy to follow.

Easy, pretty, not too crowded. Has good views, not very strenuous, but you still get decent cardio.

Trail 308 is a good way to get to the top of the mountain. At the top some rock climbing is required. Lots of trails as you go up the mountain not marked. The main trail to the top is marked.

I would rate this moderate, rather than easy. There is a rolling incline & a lot of loose rocks to watch out for. The trails are poorly marked (so use this app!), but it is an overall great hike. It’s a little over 2 miles and it took us an hour and a half (though we stopped multiple times to take pictures).

a nice mild to moderate walk. Some areas with lots of loose rocks.

Great trail, we were rockclimbing at one point but it was still enjoyable! Can't beat the entire view of Phoenix once you get to the top!

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