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Lookout Mountain Circumference Trail

This hike is rated EASY.

Come on out for a night hike at Lookout Mountain! This trek will take us around the #308 trail in a nice big loop. There are definitely some uphill climbs, so while it's rated easy, first-timers will have to work it a bit. Bring lots of water, snacks, and a camera and bring a flashlight or headlamp as this is a night hike and we will be in the dark. It's a great adventure at night!

DISTANCE: 3 miles roundtrip
ELEVATION GAIN: 200 ft more than once
DURATION: 1.5 hours, maybe less
DOGS: Yes, if leashed.
FACILITIES: Bathroom and water fountain
WEBSITE: Trailmap
DIRECTIONS: From the intersection of Cave Creek Rd and Sharon Dr, go West on Sharon to 18th St, head North on 18th St until it ends. The park entrance is on your right hand side. Google maps may lead you astray especially if you approach from the north, so follow these directions as you get close!

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  • Jim K.

    Oh, I forgot to mention that this hike truly qualifies as one of the 2012 Holiday “Happy Times”!

    2 · December 12, 2012

  • Donna C.

    Great hike! Thanks Jean!

    1 · December 12, 2012

  • Jim K.

    What a refreshing and engaging experience last night! I love this weather and this trail, even though it is rocky at times. It’s a fine work-out. The views are fantastic in every direction. We heard the powerful voice of a large owl during one-third of our hike! A bit later we witnessed a couple flashlights waving up above -- other than that, the entire mountain was ours. Thanks, Jean!

    1 · December 12, 2012

  • Jim K.

    A wonderful, swift hike!

    1 · December 12, 2012

  • Jean

    Perfect weather, cool and crisp, and a great night hike with friends!

    1 · December 12, 2012

  • Jim K.

    The sun will set one minute later this night at 1721. Last Wednesday in Phoenix the sun set at 1720. I had been referring to the Scottsdale tables before, which are slightly different. Sunrises will continue to get later until January 10, 2013.

    December 9, 2012

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