Tom's Thumb Trail

MODERATE 371 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.

4.0 miles 1351 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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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.

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2 days ago

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.

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4 days ago

Excellent

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7 days ago

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:
2mi
1000' elevation
30-40min

Hike from Gateway trailhead on West side of mountain:
5.5mi
2000' elevation
2-3hrs

8 days ago

Great moderate hike. Good workout and beautiful location

10 days ago

10 days ago

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

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11 days ago