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Lookout Mountain Connector #25, AZ

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Difficulty 1.5 of 5
Route Finding 4 of 5
Distance One Way 2.4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,444 feet
Elevation Gain 128 feet
Accumulated Gain 408 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 3.76
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13  2016-04-16
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2  2014-01-12 Droog
4  2013-12-08
Shaw Butte to Camelback
16  2012-10-08 Dave1
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Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
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Lookout Mountain Connector #25
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My original plan was to hike the Lookout connector trail as an out and back from the southwest side of Lookout. I started the hike and headed south on the connector trail. The first part is fairly decent. I then came to a golf course where the trail skirts the east side of the hole and then heads back into the desert. I continued south and came to the tee for another hole. I decided to turn around at this point even though the trail continues parallel to the course. The lookout connector trail is not hiking friendly at all. I was out here in the summer and the golf course was vacant. I would avoid this trail at all cost during the cooler months when the golf course is busy. I returned to Lookout and made the circumference loop with a quick stop on the summit. This hike is worth doing once every few years.
Lookout Mountain Connector #25
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First Happy Mothers Day to all you Mothers!!
Well I started on Lookout Mountain and decided to do the connector#25. This was a lot more interesting than I thought it would be. I talk to another hiker who said in lived right down the mountain. He told me that the trail ended at the street, but according to HAZ this trail is almost three miles long.
The trail went from street to street by way of the desert washes. The trail has not been used much and some parts have been washed away by rain. Good thing I up loaded the HAZ track for this trail. I ended up on the edge of a golf course. I was told by an employee that I was trespassing and I told him that a sign at the beginning reads that this is a multi use trail. Anyway I turned around and head back as I am not fond of paved hiking trails.
But it was a very interesting a little trail and I will comeback when I have more time. However when I got back to the trailhead I looked at the map and notice a seconded trail listed as 25a. Wondering now if that's new way to hike it?
Lookout Mountain Connector #25
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Shaw Butte to Camelback
Started from 19th ave, north of Cactus. Shaw Butte :next: North Mnt :next: Lookout Mnt :next: Shadow Mnt :next: Unamed peaks :next: Stoney Mnt :next: Piestewa :next: Unamed :next: Camelback.

As I was standing on Shadow Mnt looking down at the neighborhoods I noticed a large elephant statue. And then it started moving! I got down as quick as I could to check it out. Turns out it was visiting the mega church on the west side of Shadow and its handler was taking it for a walk.

Ran into Trekkin Gecko along the way. Good seeing you!
Lookout Mountain Connector #25
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Phoenix Trails Sampler
Inspired by the recent forum thread on urban hiking, I decided to throw one together of my own. I also borrowed some from Patrick's track (thanks!). Starting from Sweetwater and 19th ave, I went up to Shaw Butte, over to North Mountain, then Lookout Mnt, Shadow Mnt, a few un-named peaks, Stoney Mnt, Piestewa, 2429, and finished off at Camelback. I was beyond tired by the end! I think I set the record for the slowest pace up Echo. Pretty uneventful day otherwise.

Kinda bummed to see the elevation drop under 10K as it showed 10,200 on my GPS. i was really hoping for 10 :(
Lookout Mountain Connector #25
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Up Lookout! Mountain and then tried to get a good GPS track of Trail #25. For the most part I think I stayed on track but I lost it a little by the first golf course pool. Its hard to know what the official trail is since there is just one brown 4x4 post on the gc part, which is a majority of the trail.
Lookout Mountain Connector #25
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Started off with a trip up Piestewa at the crack of dawn, then worked my way over to Trail 100. Picked up #25 and followed that to Lookout Mountain. Hit a few un-named peaks along the way. Returned mostly the same way.

Trail #25 is a little weird. It basically follows the golf cart roads through whatever course that is (Bushwood?), at least between Thunderbird Road and E Point Golf Club Drive. There's a mix of posted "no trespassing" and "multple use trail" signs, so its a little confusing. I did see one 4x4 brown post with a 25 on it. One of the groundskeepers waved to me so I guess its ok. He seemed to be setting up some small explosives in various holes throughout the course. Asked me to bark like a dog!? Anyway, the cool part is that there's a bathroom stop about half way with a water fountain. There's also some ball washers along the trail, if you're so inclined. Doesn't seem very hygienic to me though. Near the end of the GC part I lost the trail and ended up in a gated 'hood. Had to climb over a wall so I guess you could say this trail has some class 4/low class 5.

Pretty nice weather today until about 11am. Thought I would run out of hydro but made it all the way on 4 liters.

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