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.
dogs on leash
Great trail with a good cardio pump on the way up! Beautiful views from the top, especially from the actual "thumb"!
Worth the steep climb. Beautiful views all around.
Really good trail for us to do as tourists! Well marked, well maintained. Intense incline and great views. Highly recommend. Probably took us 3 hours including some bouldering and lots of picture taking.
One of the greatest hikes in all the land! Sweeping views of north Scottsdale (north & west), and McDowell Mountain Regional Park (east). Sensation of being on a remote desert mountain is strong.
Peak can be reached quickly from North side of mountain:
Hike from Gateway trailhead on West side of mountain:
Great moderate hike. Good workout and beautiful location
Went in March. Flowers and green. Who would have expected this for the desert. Beautiful. Bring enough water. Trail head has restrooms but drinking water. Great hike with great views