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.

This isn't the most difficult hike in the Phoenix area, but it is about as beautiful as the desert gets. And you can definitely get your heart rate up due to the elevation gain and semi-rocky terrain. This was my favorite hike in the area... I wish this would have continued on for another few miles.

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19 days ago

Loved this hike!OIn the April afternoon that we went, there were some nice shaded areas along the trail that were much appreciated. My biggest complaint is once we made it to the lookout, it was crawling with people who had just driven to the top. There was trash everywhere and people had brought stereos that competed to play obnoxiously loud music. I wish the summit was secluded so people wouldn't take it for granted.

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1 month ago

Good weekend hike! Not too hard of a trail, just the right length for a quick-ish hike. Views from the top of the mountain are great! Ample parking in off-season.

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The scenery and views are amazing. Low traffic trail

2 months ago

Great views and overall great trail!

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