DISTANCE
9.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,103 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
6 months ago

Almost 12 miles,At least that’s what All trails tracked is as .Very rugged at times worth it once you get to Tom Thumb
Starting at the Gateway to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve parking area. Plenty of parking ,restrooms ,water they even had a gentleman there if you had any questions.Take the Saguaro Trail to the Gateway loop trail toward Wingate pass to Tom thumb trail. Once at the top you will have a beautiful view at 3845 feet . I came back the East End Trail connected to Bell pass trail back to Gateway Loop, Trail head. Tom Thumb trail and East End Trail are very rugged, Trails are very well marked. Take plenty of water!!