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Lookout Mountain Summit Trail #150, AZ

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Distance Round Trip 0.98 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,580 feet
Elevation Gain 436 feet
Accumulated Gain 498 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 0.75 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 3.47
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Author Brems
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Routes 0
Photos 16
Trips 11 map ( 23 miles )
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Location Phoenix, AZ
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Sun  5:40am - 7:28pm
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Lookout! Its a mountain..kinda
by Brems

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The trail (Trail #150) proceeds south from the parking lot up the north face of the mountain towards the saddle. There is available water here at the trailhead. Please note, that there are no restrooms on this trail.

There are several switch-backs, which decrease in amplitude as you approach the saddle. Many many years ago there were no route marking signs, however on the north face of the mountain, it is very obvious where the trail is. I hiked the mountain the other day, and couldn't help but notice that the city has put up a dozen or so sign posts marking this half of the trail. Once you reach the saddle, the trail becomes more interesting. Heading the east, the trail proceeds to follow the ridge, up to the named peak. There are a few parts here where the trail is not clearly defined. The basic idea is to keep going up. There is a bit of a rough spot at this point, where I would advise you not to fall down. My brother and I affectionately call this place the "butt (yet, we use a word that is synonymous with donkey) cracker". You'll know what I mean when you see it. After that bit of rough, the trail gathers itself back together and makes a quick shot toward the summit. A City of Phoenix brown painted steel post marks the actual summit.

This can be a quick hike for the average hiker, taking no more than 30 - 45 minutes from start to finish. Leashed dogs are allowed, but please pick up after your dog. There is nothing worse than stepping in a pile of the stuff while enjoying a quick hike. The trail is open from dawn until dusk.

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2007-03-25 Brems
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    The trailhead is located on 16th Street, south of Greenway Parkway. The short trail to the top climbs more than 500 feet in just under one mile. This trail also is accessible from Lookout Mountain Park, located at 18th Street and Sharon Drive. An access trail from the park joins the Circumference trail in .1 of a mile.

    BREMS Writes: The main trailhead is on 16th Street roughly half a mile south of Greenway Parkway. Gates are open from dawn until dusk.
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