brown hawk perched upon mountain looking at a view below of Phoenix neighborhood. Lookout Summit hiking trail on Lookout Mountains in Phoenix , Arizona

Lookout Mountain – Phoenix

Person in black shirt on top of mountain looking out at city below. Lookout Summit hiking trail on Lookout Mountains in Phoenix , Arizona

Lookout Mountain is a fun area surrounded by Phoenix neighborhoods. With numerous trails, this is a great quick escape when you need a quick fix of nature or a quick workout.

Located in North Phoenix, Lookout Mountain Preserve is a great option and not as crowded as some of the other hiking areas.

Hiking Trails on Lookout Mountain

Phoenix Hiking Trail Essentials

With 296 sunny days a year, lots of people flock to Phoenix for the great weather. Hiking is one of the main attractions. Although, it’s important to know your limits and have the following essentials with you.

  • Water
  • Sunscreen/Sun Protected Clothing
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Salty Snacks (electrolytes)
  • Durable shoes

Phoenix Summit Challenge

Every year around November, the City of Phoenix puts on an event known as the Phoenix Summit Challenge.

Registered hikers can decide to hike 4, 5 or 7 summits all in one day. Lookout Mountain Summit Trail is one of the summit hikes.

Interested in doing the challenge? Click here for more information about the Phoenix Summit Challenge