Gateway Trailhead to The Lookout

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Gateway Trailhead to The Lookout is a 11.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Scottsdale, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from September until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,329 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

rocky

no shade

From Gateway Trailhead take Desert Park trail to an unnamed connector around mile 2.5. This connects you to Toms Thumb Trail which you take up to the top. Once on top of the ridgeline the lookout trail will be on your right and after a short climb you will hike out to The Lookout which offers spectacular views of Four Peaks, The Superstitions, Salt River, Downtown Phoenix, Camelback, on a clear day you can see Glendale stadium and beyond. The trail is rocky almost the entire way until you hit the upper ridgeline. Bring lots of water and wear good hiking shoes.

hiking
6 months ago

From Gateway Trailhead take Desert Park trail to an unnamed connector around mile 2.5. This connects you to Toms Thumb Trail which you take up to the top. Once on top of the ridgeline the lookout trail will be on your right and after a short climb you will hike out to The Lookout which offers spectacular views of Four Peaks, The Superstitions, Salt River, Downtown Phoenix, Camelback, on a clear day you can see Glendale stadium and beyond. The trail is rocky almost the entire way until you hit the upper ridgeline. Bring lots of water and wear good hiking shoes. One of my favorite hikes in the Preserve

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
6 months ago