Tom's Thumb Trail South is a 12.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Scottsdale, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. 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
pretty decent incline. slippery gravel in parts. need hikers boots or shoes.
GREAT HIKE! Super challenging and fun! The trek up to Tom's Thumb is worth the view and I recommended taking a detour to the Lookout before heading back down the trail. Views from the Lookout trail are gorgeous too!
Can't beat this for hiking so nearby in Scottsdale. One of my favorites. If you want to "half" the hike, use two cars, one at Gateway trailhead and one at Toms Thumb trailhead.
Love this hike! We have done it more than a few times! I like the climb and the small valley once your up! The "Thumb" is pretty cool to, love the lookout!
Awesome views, kinda hard on the way up but so worth it!