Trail Restrictions for Dogs - Dogs prohibited on trail when temperature is 100 degrees or warmer4Trail Restrictions for Dogs - Dogs prohibited on trail when temperature is 100 degrees or warmer<div class="ExternalClass2CC0A0158ABE4807B10863919E4E57EB"><p>Dogs are prohibited on City of Phoenix hiking trails when the temperature is 100 degrees or warmer. </p><p><a href="http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/pets_safe_heat_wave.html?" target="_blank">Learn how to keep pets safe during warm weather months.</a> <span style="color:#f2f2f2;">#hikeright</span><br></p></div>4/25/2019 7:00:00 AM10/1/2019 7:00:00 AM
Fire Ban for Desert Parks and Mountain Preserves9Fire Ban for Desert Parks and Mountain Preserves<div class="ExternalClass9BD9996AE1234347B07E288EB7C4F430"><p>​The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department will ban open fires in the city's desert parks and mountain preserves starting <strong>Wednesday, May 1, 2019</strong>. <a href="/news/parks/2332">Learn more about the fire ban</a>.</p><p>The annual fire ban stipulates the following: Open, wood and charcoal fires are prohibited in any part of Phoenix's preserve land; smoking outside of enclosed vehicles continues to be prohibited; propane or gas grills may be used, but only in established picnic areas.</p><p>For additional information contact 602-495-5458 or <a href="mailto:natural.resources.pks@phoenix.gov">natural.resources.pks@phoenix.gov</a>. <span style="color:#f2f2f2;">#hikeright</span></p></div>4/29/2019 7:00:00 AM10/15/2019 7:00:00 AM
Hiking Safety Heat Message3Hiking Safety Heat Message<div class="ExternalClass0B12337F359B4FDC8525C8706510E9B5"><p>Triple-digit heat is the forecast. City of Phoenix Park Rangers advise hiking during the early morning or evening hours this time of year when it is cooler and there is more shade. Always follow these important <a href="/parkssite/Documents/PKS_NRD/Take%20a%20Hike%20-%20Do%20it%20Right.pdf" target="_blank">"Take a Hike. Do it Right."</a> safety guidelines.</p><p>Extended summer hours run from June 1 to September 30 at these Phoenix trailheads - North Mountain Park, Piestewa Peak and Pima Canyon in South Mountain Park/Preserve. Parking lots are open until 9 p.m. and trails until 11 p.m. at those locations.</p><p>Monitor the <a href="https://weather.com/weather/today/l/USAZ0166:1:US" target="_blank">local forecast</a> and understand that all<a href="/parkssite/Documents/PKS_NRD/Trail%20Rating%20Guide.pdf" target="_blank"> trail difficulty ratings</a> are raised one level when the temperature is 100 degrees or warmer. <span style="color:#f2f2f2;">#hikeright</span></p></div>4/25/2019 7:00:00 AM10/1/2019 7:00:00 AM

 

 

​Lookout & Shadow Mountains

 

​These mountains are smaller cousins to the more popular North Mountain area, located just to the south. Though lower in elevation than nearby summits, these two mountains provide a chance to hike to a peak and enjoy vistas without the crowds and steep elevation gains of nearby Piestewa Peak and North Mountain.

 

Trail Map & Descriptions
 

Trailheads:

Lookout Mountain Park
1898 E. Evans Dr.

Lookout Mountain Trailhead
15600 N. 16th St.

Shadow Mountain - Acoma Dr. Access
2601 E. Acoma Dr.

Shadow Mountain - 28th St. Access
13800 N. 28th St.

(No parking or defined trailhead.)

 

Parking/Entrance Hours:

Lookout Mountain Park:
5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Lookout Mountain Trailhead:
Sunrise to 7 p.m. or Sunset, whichever comes first.

  

Trail Hours:

5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

 
Register for Hikes and Outdoor Nature Programs
 

Contact Information:

Ranger Office:
602-262-7901

Natural Resources Office
(Business Hours Only):
602-495-5458

Contact Natural Resource staff regarding resource management at desert preserves
or call 602-261-8318


Take a hike, do it right logo

Review "Take a Hike. Do it Right." guidelines before visiting the trail.  The symbol to the right of each trail name represents the difficulty rating.

Trail rating guide

*Add an additional level of difficulty when the temperature is in the triple digits. 

 


Additional Area Information:

Lookout Mountain Preserve Trail Assessment