Lookout & Shadow Mountain Trails

 

 

Parks and Recreation Services Update36Parks and Recreation Services Update<div class="ExternalClass3A02F640594B462A825B0E331261CE79"><p>The city's <a href="/parks/pools" target="_blank">public pools and splashpads​</a> are closed for summer 2020​​​​​. <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1227" target="_blank">Read a statement about the summer 2020 pool season</a>. ​</p><p>The city's <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1039" target="_blank">indoor recreation facilities are temporarily closed</a>.​​ </p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;line-height:1.6;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;">The city's outdoor recreation facilities are open normal hours of operation. That includes parks, trails and golf courses​. Some <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068" target="_blank">park amenities are temporarily closed</a>. Encanto and Rose Mofford sports complexes are temporarily closed. Sports fields are closed for organized activities. <span style="text-align:left;color:#f2f2f2;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:"segoe ui","segoe",tahoma,helvetica,arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;">#allpks</span>​</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;line-height:1.6;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;">All large gatherings and events on city park property have been canceled or postponed until further notice. This includes groups and organizations that have a sports field reservation or special activity request. <font color="#f2f2f2">#Homepage <span style="color:#f2f2f2;">#phxaquatics</span></font>​</p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;line-height:1.6;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;">​<a href="/parks/classes-and-programs" target="_blank">Registration​</a> for in-person classes, programs and activities is postponed until further notice. Learn about the FREE <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1383" target="_blank">PHXPlays at Home</a> and <a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1395" target="_blank">FitPHX Virtual</a> recreation programs being offered this summer. <font color="#f2f2f2">#CommunityCenters </font></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;line-height:1.6;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;"><a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1068" target="_blank">Learn more about Parks and Recreation impacted services </a></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;line-height:1.6;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;"><a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1082" target="_blank">Review physical distancing guidelines for public parks and trails</a> ​​</p></div>3/13/2020 7:00:00 AM9/1/2020 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>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. Regardless of the weather or time of year, always hydrate before, during and after a hike. 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.</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><a href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1331" target="_blank">Extended summer hours are in effect from June through September </a>at North Mountain Park, Piestewa Peak Trailhead and Pima Canyon Trailhead. Parking lots are open until 9 p.m. and trails until 11 p.m. at those locations.</p><p>Dogs are prohibited on 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/1171" target="_blank">annual ban of open fires in Phoenix's desert parks and mountain preserves​</a> went into effect May 1, 2020.​</p></div>4/18/2020 7:00:00 AM10/1/2020 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.