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.
It's a well-maintained trail up the mountain. The lookout at the top is nice, and there are lots of opportunities to see lizards and squirrels.
beautiful hike! make sure you follow the Dobbins exit on the way back out if this is the only trail you plan on doing. Great views!
Great views along the way! Go early as the sun does shine on most of the trail making the climb seem tougher than it is.
What an ass kicker. I would rate myself as an easy-moderate trail hiker and I took this one on convinced in my head that I was more capable than I am. I got to the lookout point. The terrain is rocky and sandy and the sun beats down on the side of the mountain that most of the trail runs across. You better keep your eyes on the trail because any distractions will result in a trip and there are steep drop offs that could definitely hurt.
But persevere because the end goal is absolutely worth the pain. I'm crawling into a hot bath full of ice now to recover. Happy hiking.