Lookout Mountain

Lookout Mountain

Lookout Mountain, a two-summited peak jutting above north Phoenix, is the centerpiece of the Lookout Mountain Area, a section of Phoenix Mountains Preserve.  The mountain’s 2,054-foot high point is a flat-topped summit surrounded by volcanic cliffs.  The Circumference Trail is a 2.6 mile loop hike around the peak and the park marked by square brown posts with the number “308.”  This Phoenix Park offers open space in an otherwise crowded area, at one point the trail abuts the backyard of homes.  Note: there is no restroom at the 16th Street trailhead.  The blue sky, although the temperature was a bit cool, was a great backdrop for a hike on Boxing Day.

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