Lookout Mountain Summit Trail

MODERATE 215 reviews

Lookout Mountain Summit Trail is a 0.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Phoenix, Arizona that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from November until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
469 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

trail running

views

rocky

scramble

7 days ago

Summit is beautiful! ☀️ You can get to the top in about fifteen minutes after a few go-arounds finding the best routes for you. There's a first "top" that is a good turning point if you don't feel comfortable rock climbing. It's pretty steep towards the top and I generally have to use my hands at certain parts, but the views are stunning and it's definitely not very crowded. I'm excited to do this trail in the fall so I can enjoy the sunset. Be careful - there is a ton of loose rock and I'd say the trip down is much more dangerous than the trip up because of it.

hiking
22 days ago

the rewards are the views.

1 month ago

Short quick hike. Good views for a trek you can do in under half an hour. Best at sunset.

1 month ago

gets the blood moving! like others said, recommend circumference loop to get started and add some length. old trails break off in areas and are a little steep so wear good shoes in case you get a little lost. beautiful city view at the top!

2 months ago

little challenging towards the top, wasn't really sure where to go and no one around , so didn't continue. Did the circumference trail to add more length.

3 months ago

Good trail. take the circumference then summit for a better workout. for those seeking more difficulty, on the southwest end there are old trails that require some hand usage and has a lot of loose or slick rocks.

A good little quick hike. Perfect for a quick fix.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail, we were rockclimbing at one point but it was still enjoyable! Can't beat the entire view of Phoenix once you get to the top!

hiking
4 months ago

Nice short hike with a climb. Can add distance by doing the loop too. Lost the trail for a bit near the top with some unmarked forks, but not to the extent you can get lost.

5 months ago

good climb to the summit, rocky

5 months ago

360 views of North Phoenix! Nice for a quick hike.

5 months ago

great for cardiovascular. great views.

6 months ago

This is a fast steep hill. I liked it. alot of views

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

This was my first time , and it not called lookout mountain for nothing amazing views from this peak you can see Shaw butte, north mountain, and dreamy draw area , wow this was cool once your make it to the top your gonna want to explore more ,

7 months ago

Easy trail up with a decent view at the top. Only came across one person.

hiking
7 months ago

Short hike for those who love/enjoy a quick workout. Est. time from trailhead to peak is around 20min. Very limited parking. If you park at the Lookout Mountain Park (SE of mountain park), parking is generally empty. You can hike Trail 308 around to trailhead.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice, quick hike that's not too hard! Loved the views!!!

hiking
8 months ago

Great, easy trail in the middle of city! Got up and back within fifty minutes with a little rest at the top! Parking lot can fill up quickly in the mornings, but worth checking out!

9 months ago

Was a good hike. Step not very long but a good workout

hiking
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Perfect short hike! Finished in less than an hour. A lot of gravel and rocks, which become vertical towards the top. Definitely recommend this one and we will be back!

hiking
Saturday, April 29, 2017

We did the summit & circumference. The view from the mountain top is so beautiful! Just be careful when you come down. The gravel/rocks are easy to slip and slide on. Watch your step!!!
This trail was great. Will definitely be doing this again

Monday, March 20, 2017

My fiancé and I took an hour to check this hike out. I was pleasantly surprised at the views from the top and all of the plants along the way. we will take the kids the next time.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Worth the view! Easy hour up and down

Friday, March 10, 2017

A great short hike. Can be completed in 40 minutes up and back. Great for November thru May. Bring more water than expected June thru October.

hiking
Monday, March 06, 2017

First hike in over two years and I'm pretty out of shape. Had to stop a couple times on the way up because there is a good incline but it was still manageable for this fat chick

hiking
Saturday, January 14, 2017

I'm an almost 55 year old overweight lady with bad knees from sports throughout my life, so I really like the 308 trail. Getting my heart rate pumping and is about a 1.75 mile hike with moderate up climbs. Hoping to be back to a total healthy lifestyle by the end of 2017.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Beautiful hike! Steep, but not too challenging

hiking
Sunday, October 16, 2016

Fun little hike in the city. Hiked the summit and circumference in one go. The top portion of the summit is a bit sketchy, but not that bad. Living in one of the surrounding neighborhoods must be great!

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