Tom's Thumb Trail South

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Tom's Thumb Trail South is a 12.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Scottsdale, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. 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.

12.4 miles 3484 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
24 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

GREAT HIKE! Super challenging and fun! The trek up to Tom's Thumb is worth the view and I recommended taking a detour to the Lookout before heading back down the trail. Views from the Lookout trail are gorgeous too!

1 month ago

1 month ago

Can't beat this for hiking so nearby in Scottsdale. One of my favorites. If you want to "half" the hike, use two cars, one at Gateway trailhead and one at Toms Thumb trailhead.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

3 months ago

Love this hike! We have done it more than a few times! I like the climb and the small valley once your up! The "Thumb" is pretty cool to, love the lookout!

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Awesome views, kinda hard on the way up but so worth it!

hiking
4 months ago

5 months ago

some extremely slippery gravel in parts! the trail is deceiving, you think you have reached the end a few different times, but it is one of my fav trails in the phx area.

hiking
7 months ago

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago