This hike is rated EASY.
Starting at 6:00 a.m.
Come on out for an early Saturday morning hike at Lookout Mountain and beat the heat! 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. The pace will be moderate with a few rest stops along the way.
Bring lots of water, snacks, sunscreen, and a camera. Sturdy hiking boots are recommended.
NOTE: Park restrooms open approximately 0600.
DISTANCE: 3.4 miles roundtrip
ELEVATION GAIN: 250 feet more than once
TRAIL STYLE: Loop
DURATION: 1.5 hours
DOGS: Yes, if leashed
FACILITIES: Bathroom and water fountain
WEBSITE: Trail Map (http://phoenix.gov/recreation/rec/parks/preserves/locations/lookout/hiking/index.html)
DIRECTIONS: From the intersection of Cave Creek Road and Sharon Drive, go West on Sharon to 18th Street; head North on 18th Street 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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