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Photos of Mount Scott Overlook

DISTANCE
5.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,026 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

stroller friendly

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

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25 days ago

Since this looks to be closed to vehicular traffic for the foreseeable future, it makes for a great workout. Going up can be strenuous depending on your fitness level, coming down is a breeze. I went up on a sunny Sunday in February, there were probably about 50 people on foot or on bikes. Lots of people with dogs. One dog tangled with a porcupine and I had to help the owner remove about 50 spines from his snout, so when they tell you to keep your dog on a leash, remember there is a lot of wildlife and cacti around. Plan to spend about 2-3 hours round trip depending on fitness level. I saw some rather larger people that made it to the top (I'm not fat-shaming, I was happy for them because it seemed like they felt a sense of accomplishment). So in other words, don't be intimidated, you can do it!