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
1135 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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Moderately easy if you’re in shape, moderately hard if you’re not. Nice view if you go all the way to the top’

9 days ago

Awesome hike

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I liked this hike, its at the top end of a moderate hike but not too strenuous since the climb is gradual, but will definitely get your heart rate up. Views on top are really good but it could get crowded up top since there is a road that lets people drive to the lookout. Still get a feeling of some accomplishment because of the views. Hike starts out through a canyon (box canyon maybe?) which is wonderful. Making the hike early in the day will help with the shade situation. I did it at 6:30am in the morning in the beginning of October and the trail was 90% in shade.

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I am not sure why this hike was rated as hard. Unless you are a couch potato, it's pretty easy and slow ascend to the top.
I was expecting better views but once at the top, it was beautiful.