Tom's Thumb Trail

MODERATE 543 reviews
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Tom's Thumb Trail is a 4 mile heavily 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 accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1351 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 day ago

Moderate hike. Not steep or difficult in that sense, just long and mostly gravel (so it can get slippery).
The view was okay. Not the greatest but I was there mostly to run the trail and not for the scenery. It is a great trail to run. Easy on the knees and the constant up and down of the incline was enjoyable.

hiking
2 days ago

2 days ago

Hard hike. Steep ascent at beginning

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3 days ago

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6 days ago

My favorite hike in the Phoenix area. There are several places that are steep and will give your legs a nice burn but it's not too difficult if you're in moderate to good shape. Beautiful views from up top.

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

Not as difficult as Camelback, but steep with a lot of switchbacks. I would say it’s just above moderate level. Fun with amazing views and good wildlife/plants.

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8 days ago

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13 days ago

Perfect for October weather. Less crowded and perfect length and elevation for a great morning workout in the arms of Mother Nature.

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15 days ago

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hiking
20 days ago

The first 1/2 mile is steep climbing. The views at the top were beautiful. I will definitely do this hike/run again.

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21 days ago

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22 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

Great hike if you can hit it early in the morning. Pretty busy with people. Steep coming down so watch your step. Hiking boots work best but we did it in sneakers just fine. Gate does not open until sunrise FYI.

hiking
23 days ago