Lookout & Shadow Mountain Trails

 

 

 

 

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
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​Trail Descriptions

 

Lookout Mountain Park

1898 E. Evans Dr.
Park Hours: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Trail Hours: 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.


Lookout Mountain Connector Trail #25 -Moderate/Difficult

Difficulty:  Moderate/Difficult

Distance:  2.7 miles

Elevation Change:  100 feet



Lookout Mountain Connector Trail #25A -Moderate/Difficult

Difficulty:  Moderate/Difficult

Distance:  2.2 miles

Elevation Change:  100 feet



 

Lookout Mountain Trailhead

15600 N. 16th St.
Parking & Entrance Hours:
Sunrise to 7 p.m. or Sunset, whichever comes first
Trail Hours: 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.


Lookout Mountain Circumference Trail -Moderate/Difficult

Difficulty:  Moderate/Difficult     

Access:  Start from Lookout Mountain Trailhead. Proceed to Lookout Mountain Circumference Trail.

Description:  Lookout Mountain Circumference Trail is a natural desert material trail. The trail offers excellent views of surrounding mountain, north phoenix and east towards Scottsdale as well as nearby Shadow Mountain, North Mountain, and Shaw Butte.

Distance:  2.6 miles

Elevation Change:  150 feet



Lookout Mountain Summit Trail -Moderate/Difficult

Difficulty:  Moderate/Difficult

Access:  Start from Lookout Mountain Trailhead to connect to Lookout Mountain Circumference Trail. Going west on Lookout Mountain Circumference Trail, procede left to connect to Lookout Mountain Summit Trail.

Distance:  0.6 miles

Elevation Change:  474 feet



 

Shadow Mountain - Acoma Dr. Access

2601 E. Acoma Dr.
No designated trailhead or parking.
Limited street level parking only.
Trail Hours: 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.


Shadow Mountain Big Loop Trail -Moderate/Difficult

Difficulty:  Moderate/Difficult

Distance:  1.6 miles

Elevation Change:  260 feet



 

Shadow Mountain - 28th St. Access

13800 N. 28th St.
No designated trailhead or parking.
Limited street level parking only.
Trail Hours: 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.


Shadow Mountain Small Loop Trail -Moderate

Difficulty:  Moderate   

Distance:  0.8 miles

Elevation Change:  65 feet

 

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.