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1 hour ago

Loved it! Quite challenging in all the best ways!

The address when you hit directions takes you to Brown's Ranch Trailhead. We found no sign anywhere for Pima Dynamite Trail. The description of Pima Dynamite sounds the same as the Brown's Ranch Trailhead. A steward on the trail told us that Pima Dynamite was likely the name 15 or 20 years ago. None the less, the trail and the preserve was beautiful. We did a hour and a half hike beginning on Brown's Ranch, to Upper Ranch and looped back to parking. There are maps on site.

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23 hours ago

Great for a quick jaunt when we're in Scottsdale!

very nice hike along the lake, trail.head 5-1 1 starts at the boat launch by the sheriff's substation. there is an $8 Tonto Forest daily use the or $80 annual pass.

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1 day ago

Nice & scenic TG

Nice workout. Lots of traffic. Pretty views.

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2 days ago

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.

Just did this hike, its pretty brutal the trail before prospect and then as soon as you get to the pavement on thompson peak you better be ready to hike, i pulled out a level app on my phone and your hiking a 30 degree incline for a few miles. well worth it . if your starting from the Gateway trail head allocate 6 hours for this hike round trip.