Driving five miles up a twisty, hillside-hugging road paved with a scant two lanes — not an inch of shoulder to be seen and the lane pavement crumbling away in places — is not my idea of fun. Was it just me, I wondered?
The park’s scenic roadways are shared by motor vehicles, bikers and hikers.
Due to the many blind corners, narrow sections and treacherous drop-offs,
extreme caution should be maintained and adherence to the speed limit followed.
– Dobbins Lookout at South Mountain – City website
No, it’s a challenging drive if safety is your thing, so I, too, suggest that you “adhere to the speed limit followed.” Sigh.
And yet we were not the only car on the road and the capacious parking lot at the top spoke to a significant number of regular visitors. The draw? Sunset, and twinkly lights in the valley after that, I guess. I’m not sure of the latter because we headed down as soon as the sun went behind the peak (The better to have some light to drive in, my dear) but cars were still coming up.