Tom's Thumb Trail is a 4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Scottsdale, AZ 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
Decent workout but not real hard. Nice views.
While there's no water, there are toilets at the trail head. It is definitely moderate. Beautiful at the top, fantastic finding the Four Peaks in view, although not a full 360 view.
Beautiful trailhead (no water) and trail. The "Thumb" looked unimpressive from below but is highly impressive up close. The first 3/4 of hike is a steady climb and then it mostly levels out near the top. Highly recommended.
Always a good hike....with friends or solo.
its so cool every time I do it
Beautiful! Be hands free as you will need them on the steeper climb.
Steep uphill hike for the first half and great view at the top!
I have hiked this trail twice now. It is very fun and challenging. The giant rock (Tom's Thumb) at the end is a great reward and fun to adventure around. Both times I started this hike at 530 and was fortunate to watch the sunrise will hiking. Very well maintained hiking location with clean restrooms.
Reminded me of Bedrock from the Flinstones. Nice hike and found a huge flat boulder to take a break on and look out over the city. Can get a little crowded. Would be a nice evening hike.
This was a fun hike. Some inclines, but nothing real difficult. Took a little less than 2 hours to complete. Nice morning hike
Great hike. Beautiful scenery and saw some critters. Took 2 hours round trip
Tom's Thumb trail is well marked and well maintained. At almost 5 miles out and back it is not as difficult a climb as I anticipated. Switchbacks galore and because the trail is smooth, running up or down is not a problem. Lookout point is just a short hop from Tom's Thumb and worth the visit, too. Overall a great hike and beautiful scenery.
Great inclines! Amazing views. Moderate to difficult. Bring lots of water!
Great hike and view. Not well marked for starting your descent down so remember how you reached the top during the last 100 yards. A lot of growth so finding the trail to start down challenging.
It was freaking crazy man