Tom's Thumb Trail is a 4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Scottsdale, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Very nice trail! I did not allow enough time to get to Tom's thumb. Very close, beautiful views. Looking forward to getting back soon.
The climb is steep but the terrain easy. The views are unusual and amazing: lots of big rock formations. Overall a great workout!
Did this in the rain this time around, but still one of the best trails in Scottsdale. You have a view of the mountains for most of the way up (as opposed to golf courses at the nearby Pinnacle Peak hike). Good quick hike, around 2-2.5 hours round trip.
One of our favorite hikes of all time!