Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Holbert, National and Corona de Loma Trails Loop Day Hike
when December 1, 2023 Friday
Trip Report : December 12, 2020
where South Mountain Park
the hike     It will be a loop hike at the middle of South Mountain Park. My third prepare-to-hike-the-Grand Canyon hike starts on the Holbert Trail. We hike to the Dobbins Lookout, gaining 997 feet in 2 miles. We then backtrack a bit and continue on Holbert until we reach the National Trail, where we head east for 1.5 miles, gaining another 320’. We then descend the Corona de Loma Trail half way where we turn around and regain in one mile 713’. We continue on National and Holbert retracing our steps back to the Holbert Traihead and our cars.
Expect beautiful desert terrain, subtle fall colors, expansive views of the South Mountains, and of the city below. Required:
•  Sturdy hiking boots
•  At least 3 liters of water
•  Hat, sunblock, sunglasses
•  Lunch or snacks
•  Hiking Sticks
•  Camera
distance 9 - 10 miles
time 5-7 hours
EC +-2700' elevation change
elevations 1000' to 3000' (Dobbins Lookout)
type out and back with spur
starting at Holbert Trail parking area PHX
on trail 100% — Holbert, National and Corona de Loma Trails
rating "B"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs? no
cost The club allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Phoenix
leader    You must email the leader to confirm.
meet 7 AM at Holbert Trail parking area. The restrooms may be unlocked.
•  Go to Baseline Road and Central Ave.
Go south on Central Ave and continue on into South Mountain Park. Follow the signs for the South Mountain Environmental Education Center and Holbert Trailhead.

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