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Beautiful views. A little bit of a challenge but well worth it.

Tough but beautiful run/hike. Fantastic views too.

hiking
14 hours ago

Completed on 12/14/18. Loved this hike. Awesome views. I would rate it as easy. Heavily trafficked. The view is amazing. My fitbit showed only 1.5 miles from the parking lot.

Gorgeous walk through picturesque scenery. Wonderful for families or people that have physical limitations.

A very beautiful and easy hike. You can add in a trip to the Peak if you have time as it’s right off the trail. Definitely less people once you get off the Peak trail. The rock formations were stunning! The trail is very well marked and clean. Some nice inclines. A very enjoyable hike overall, I’d do it again.

hiking
1 day ago

Great hike. Easily done with a 10 year old. Love the views! Hiked on a Saturday, late morning. Few small groups but not overly packed. Would certainly do it again.

Great views, not that hard for a disabled 60 y/o with two bad replaced hips to hike by taking it easy.
Trail is easy to navigate.
Clean

Wonderful hike! The views from the peak are nice and you get a 360 view of the surrounding area. The way down does have a lot of loose rocks but as long as you are careful you will be okay! The parking lot is small so If you see cars in the overflow on the right just park there and it's a short walk to the trailhead.

hiking
4 days ago

By far the best marked trail I have ever hiked and the most well maintained. There are many hills for photo opportunities are you head to the Thumb". If you are feeling a little more adventurous, look for the Miner's Cave and The Ogre's Den (not accessible), those were 2 cool additions I found during this hike.

hiking
4 days ago

Well laid out trail with some loose rocks in spots so watch those ankles! Great payoff with a pool of water (it rained a little recently) below a group of rocks with Hohokam petroglyphs. Shamefully some recent graffiti added near the site.

elivation gain is more high-moderate in my opinion, but the pay out at the end of the trail is so worth it!! make sure to climb down to the left to see majority of the pools, missed them the first time I did the hike!

Fairly easy hike. Can get slippery at the end but beautiful.. Best in Jan/Feb after a good rain

Enjoyable hike. Quiet, moderate to easy hike. The views throughout are wonderful.

Great and varied views. One of the best I've done in Phoenix.

I enjoyed this with my 6 year old. Sun was pretty brutal mid day, for being December, and very little shade. Not too busy and beautiful views from the top. Moderate is a good rating for this trail.

hiking
7 days ago

Ild call this moderate for sure. It’s lots of loose rock, sorta steel, and a bit of both at the end. With the effort though!

hiking
7 days ago

Hiked this about a month ago and the weather was (and still is) perfect. The first half on the way up is challenging and steep, but after that it's pretty easy climbing to the summit. Would definitely recommend using the lookout points to catch your breath and drink lots of water. This probably wouldn't be where I take a novice for a first hike. The views were absolutely incredible though! Most of the trail is in the sun. Would say it's moderately trafficked and well-marked, I doubt anyone could get lost. The parking lot is right at the trailhead, with restrooms and water; the park is really clean and well-maintained. Definitely plan on coming back soon!

on Yavapai Point Trail

hiking
7 days ago

Nice hike. Great to do during December. Not many hikers. Cool breeze. Easy hike with beautiful vista of the lake. If your lucky you’ll see the wild burrows. Head to Dillons for BBQ after the hike. Note- your entrance fee does not get you into the entrance for the main marina, which is privately owned and not operated by Maricopa County Parks.

Great little trail and not very crowded. Pretty views at the top. Trail is a little rocky and narrow on the ascent to the peak, but nothing overly daunting.

rock climbing
7 days ago

Up, up and up some more. With all the climbing you earn the views.

hiking
8 days ago

A great workout with beautiful views all along the way. This is a gravel trail with good inclines so you can definitely break in your trekking poles. Reaching Tom’s Thumb felt very accomplishing and was well worth the hike. Very friendly people on the trail. Bring plenty of water. I will hike this again!

Nice trail but a bit rocky. Had to take it slow on the way down. Today was kind of hazy, so the views weren't as great as I had hoped. My app said it was over 5 miles.

Very rocky , Besides that its a good hike

Wow, this has to be the prettiest trail in the Phoenix area. The rocks are amazing! But wow, what a climb! Kicked my butt! 4.2 miles took me 3 hours. 2 hours up, 20 minute rest on top and 40 minutes down. But what breathtaking views!

Nice trail, excellent views. Pretty moderate I would say, but there are other trails connecting that provide a decent workout.

Signs at the base warn that this is a double black diamond, extremely difficult trail. While we turned around at the 0.57 mile marker it was certainly not extremely difficult to that point. My seven- and nine-year old kids climbed it with ease. It’s a well worn trail that appears to have been previously “paved”. Traffic, of which there is LOTS, and Mother Nature have worn away much of the man-made surface, but it’s still there in many spots.

For the vast majority of the hike I did it with a water bottle in one hand, and my daughters hand in the other!

Lots of fun and views are terrific.

Parking is a challenge because of the construction that has taken away many spots.

Cactus galore. My poor pups and I were attacked by jumping cactus and stepped on probably 5. I turned around halfway.

Nice quick jaunt up and back. Trail maps provided at the trailhead, but trail was easy enough to follow.

hiking
11 days ago

This trail did not disappoint! I am in decent shape and huffed and puffed up this sucker...lots of stops to enjoy the scenery” aka catch my breath, but the views going up and at the top are 100% worth it! I chose this over Camelback for a Sunday afternoon and it could not have been more perfect! Highly recommended!

Tougher at start but lightens up. Views are wonderful!

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