Description: People have walked this area for hundreds of years. The Holbert Trail gives you a healthy climb and a little history with it. As you traverse the north side of the preserve, graffiti and broken glass take away from the natural beauty. But press on: The trail becomes clean and offers striking views. At the start of the trail, you quickly come to some fire pits. Cut directly through them. Less than a half-mile into the hike, you are looking at rock art created centuries ago. Starting at trail marker No. 6, there are petroglyphs on boulders. On your right is the Phoenix skyline. The climb offers a healthy workout to Dobbin's Lookout, or you can continue to other trail connections.
Then head over to THE FARM for a brunch. If you just want to do the hike you can drive down in your car and leave us at that point.
Difficulty: Easy-Moderate, Distance RT: 4.7 miles
Start Elevation: 1300ft, Elevation Gain: 1100ft
Drive Time: 15 minutes, Water to Bring: 2 liters
Meeting Time/Place: 7:00 AM, AUNT CHILADA’S at 2021 W. Baseline Rd. Tempe
RSVP By: Sunday, November 18, 7 PM
Special Instructions: Bring a snack. Be ready for a great morning.
Not sure what to bring? Checklists are available here.