Lookout Mountain Summit Trail

MODERATE 191 reviews

Lookout Mountain Summit Trail is a 1 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
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
387 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

trail running

views

rocky

scramble

12 days 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
1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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
1 month 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.

2 months ago

good climb to the summit, rocky

2 months ago

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

2 months ago

great for cardiovascular. great views.

3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 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 ,

4 months ago

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

hiking
4 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
4 months ago

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

hiking
5 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!

6 months ago

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

hiking
9 months ago

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
9 months ago

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

11 months ago

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.

11 months ago

Worth the view! Easy hour up and down

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