DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,236 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
22 days ago

Good hike with lovely views both up and down the mountain. Be sure to keep going, because, at the top, the first large rock outcropping you approach is not Tom's Thumb. You'll need to walk around that to get to Tom's Thumb.
I hiked this trail on one of Phoenix's first over 80-degree days, thus got lucky to see a Diamondback on trail. It made the hike that much more meaningful.
This trail is well maintained, wide enough to accommodate people passing each other.