This hike is rated EASY.
Come out for mid-day hike at Lookout Mountain then caravan to Nina's nearby for food, drink and a dip in the pool! 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, a camera and your bathing suit. Sturdy hiking boots are recommended. Please RSVP and tell us what you can bring to snack on or drink at the pool party.
DISTANCE: 3.4 miles roundtrip
ELEVATION GAIN: 250 feet more than once
TRAIL STYLE: Loop
DURATION: 1.5 hours
DOGS: Not this time since we will be spending the afternoon at the pool
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!