Marcus Landslide Trail

MODERATE 59 reviews
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Marcus Landslide Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Scottsdale, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
561 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

views

wild flowers

Marcus Landslide Trail is an interpretive trail with signs along the way describing the geological forces that led to a landslide about 500,000 years ago. This trail is fairly easy for the most part except for the final loop section which climbs up. There are many boulders and interesting rock formations along the way. The interpretive signs give information about the landslide, how it was believed to be caused, and the resulting landscape. The trail also gives nice views of the surrounding area, including Four Peaks, Mount McDowell, Weaver's Needle. The trail is well-maintained.

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Beautiful rock formations throughout the hike. The trail is well marked and has lots of information signage on the formations and how they got there.

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Very well marked, lots of wildlife, and easy for all skill levels. The geology is really cool, too!

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Beautiful scenery. Incredibly well marked. 1 hour 45 minutes to complete the trail. Great leg workout.

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Short hike. Beautiful every step

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simple hike with beautiful views

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