Holbert Trail to Dobbins Lookout

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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.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
931 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

cave

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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.

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20 hours ago

Very busy trail. Enjoyable hike, good views along the way with great views from the summit. The terrain is mostly moderate with a few hard parts. The only detraction was the 6 different people playing music as loud as they could along the trail. Pro tip: go either early so you get all the shade or later after the sun is higher. I started at 9:30am and got 5% shade and 95% staring directly into the sun on the way up.

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4 days ago

Loved this trail... will definitely hike it again.

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18 days ago

Up hill 80% of the time, but it’s a great work out!Dobbins Lookout was a great ending destination. You can see the entire Phoenix valley from the area. Though I went in the morning, I bet it would look breath taking at night.

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22 days ago

12,000 steps, 65 flights climbed, 5.5 miles.
The viewpoint was beautiful!!

hiking
25 days ago

Nice moderate hike with a great view of Phoenix