Holbert Trail to Dobbins Lookout - Hike near Phoenix, Arizona
~Phoenix S Mountain Park, Phoenix, AZ 85042, USA,Phoenix,Arizona
33.35175436, -112.07048423
6.7 miles S of Phoenix, Arizona
Address: ~Phoenix S Mountain Park, Phoenix, AZ 85042, USA
GPS: 33°21'6.3"N 112°4'13.7"W
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State: Arizona
Trail Length: 4.10 miles
Trail Type: Out & Back
Hike Difficulty: Advanced
Elevation Gain: 931 feet

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Start out at the main entrance to South Mountain and make a left past the vistor's center. Go to the end of the road to the beginning of Holbert Trail. Get to the top and make a right to Dobbins Lookout. This trail is challenging at first. Inclines will definitely get your heart beat going. It is worth it get to the Lookout point. Good views of the city and the television tower on top of the mountain. Courtesy of AllTrails.com

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  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

Directions

From Phoenix, Arizona

  1. Head west on W Washington St toward 1st Ave (315 ft)
  2. Turn left onto S 1st Ave (0.6 mi)
  3. S 1st Ave turns slightly right and becomes S Central Ave (6.2 mi)
  4. Turn left onto Phoenix S Mountain Park
    Destination will be on the left
    (0.4 mi)
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Dobbins Lookout at South Mountain Park in Phoenix, Arizona. courtesy of Gage Skidmore Dobbins Lookout at South Mountain Park in Phoenix, Arizona. courtesy of Gage Skidmore↗
Dobbins Lookout at South Mountain Park in Phoenix, Arizona. courtesy of Gage Skidmore Dobbins Lookout at South Mountain Park in Phoenix, Arizona. courtesy of Gage Skidmore↗ South Mountain: Dobbin's Lookout by Luciana Misura Dobbins lookout in South Mountain Phoenix AZ by bobby hissam

Trails

Distance ?

5.0 miles Round Trip

Elevation Gain ?

1,048 feet

Real Ascent ?

1,398 feet

Real Descent ?

350 feet

Avg Grade (5°)

8%

Grade (-27° to 34°)

-50% to 68%

Distance ?

1,248 feet

Elevation Gain ?

92 feet

Real Ascent ?

171 feet

Real Descent ?

79 feet

Avg Grade (4°)

8%

Grade (-24° to 31°)

-46% to 60%

Elevation differences are scaled for emphasis. While the numbers are accurate, the cut-away shown here is not to scale.

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