Lookout & Shadow Mountain Trails

 

 

Parks and Recreation Services Update41Parks and Recreation Services Update<div class="ExternalClassAAF05150334C447D8616046CD40FBFA4"><p>The City of Phoenix is following CDC guidelines. Effective August 2, 2021, a mask or face covering will be required when inside a city facility, regardless of vaccination status.​​​​<br></p><p>The city's indoor and out​door recreation facilities are open​​. That includes all community and recreation centers, parks, trails, sports complexes, golf courses and <a href="/pgm">Pueblo Grande Museum</a>. Indoor facilities are operating at limited capacity. <span style="color:#efefef;">#allpks ​​​</span><br></p><p><span style="color:#efefef;"><a href="/parks/pools">Select city pools and all splash pads are open.</a><br></span></p><p>FREE <a href="/parks/classes-and-programs">PHXPlays Sports Clinics​</a> for youth ages 4 to 17 will be offered during the month of August. <span style="color:#f2f2f2;">#Com<span style="color:#efefef;">munity​Cen</span>ters</span>​<br></p><p><a href="/parks/pac">Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC)​</a> returns for the 2021-22 school year and <a href="/parks/pac">registration</a> is open. <br></p><p>Community members also are encouraged to stay active by participating in FREE <a href="/parks/fitphx">FitPHX​</a> virtual workout​s. <span style="color:#f2f2f2;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">#Homepage</span><span style="color:#f2f2f2;">​<span style="font-stretch:normal;line-height:1.6;font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;color:#444444;">​​​​</span></span>​</p><p>City-operated youth and adult sports leagues are paused until further notice.​</p><p><a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068">Learn more about Parks and Recreation impacted services </a><br></p></div>3/13/2020 7:00:00 AM12/1/2021 7:00:00 AM

 

 

"Take a Hike. Do it Right." Hiking Safety Message3"Take a Hike. Do it Right." Hiking Safety Message<div class="ExternalClass0B12337F359B4FDC8525C8706510E9B5"><p><span style="font-size:19px;font-weight:700;box-sizing:border-box;color:#ff0000;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Effective July 16 to September 30, 2021:</span> Use of trails on Camelback Mountain and Piestewa Peak will be restricted when the National Weather Service issues an Excessive Heat Watch. <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1987">(Learn more about this pilot program.)</a>​​</span><span style="font-family:hind, "open sans", sans-serif;font-size:19px;font-weight:700;background-color:#ffffff;color:#ff0000;"> </span><br></p><p>City of Phoenix Park Rangers educate trail users to follow 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.​ Regardless of the weather or time of year, always hydrate before, during and after a hike.​ </p><p>During Arizona's warm weather months, Phoenix Park Rangers and the Phoenix Fire Department recommend hiking during the early morning or evening hours when it is cooler and there is more shade.<br></p><p>Trail users are encouraged to take advantage of extended summer hours at <a href="/parks/trails/locations/north-mountain">North Mountain Park</a> and <a href="/parks/trails/locations/piestewa-peak">Piestewa Peak Trailhead</a> in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve, and <a href="/parks/trails/locations/south-mountain">Pima Canyon Trailhead​</a> in South Mountain Park/Preserve. Parking lot entrances are open until 9 p.m. at those locations from June 1 to September 30, 2021.</p><p><a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1929">Read more about extended summer hours at city trailheads​</a>.​<br></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><p>Dogs are prohibited on all City of Phoenix hiking trails when the temperature is 100 degrees or warmer. </p><p><a href="https://www.azhumane.org/events/dont-leave-pets-kids-hot-cars/" target="_blank">Learn how to keep pets safe during warm weather months</a>.</p><p>​The <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1858" target="_blank">annual ban of open fires in Phoenix's desert parks and mountain preserves​</a> went into effect May 1, 2021.​</p></div>4/18/2020 7:00:00 AM1/1/2022 7:00:00 AM

 

 

 

​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.