At more than 16,000 acres, the South Mountain Park/Preserve actually consists of three mountain ranges; the Ma Ha Tauk, Gila and Guadalupe; and is one of the largest municipally operated parks in the country. It boasts over 51 miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Additionally, the roadways that traverse the area are a favorite amongst road bicyclists. Dobbins Lookout, at 2,330 feet, is the highest point in the park that is available to the public. Accessed by both hiking trail and by Summit Road, the lookout is popular with tourists, and locals alike, who want to get an unobstructed panoramic view of the valley.
Note: The scenic roadways are shared by motor vehicles, bikers and hikers; due to the many blind corners, narrow sections and treacherous drop-offs, we ask that extreme caution be maintained and a strict adherence to the speed limits be followed.