ElevationAscent: 1,059' 323 m
Descent: -7' -2 m
High: 2,412' 735 m
Low: 1,360' 415 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)
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“A long, technical climb at South Mountain.”— Robert Organ
You'll go through many switchbacks and several spots where the trail appears to split. Follow the signage, and you'll be fine. Near the top, you'll cross pavement 1-2 more times before the trail ends at the intersection with the National Trail.
I encourage you to take the National Trail to another trail (Kiwanis or Ranger) to go back down. Holbert is very technical and difficult on the way down. It makes for a very scary hike down on Holbert.
There is a turn off to go to Dobbins Lookout about 1/2-3/4 of the way up, which can be an excellent spot to admire the view and catch your breath.
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Land Manager: City of Phoenix - Trails and Desert Preserves