Explore the best trails near Scottsdale with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.


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Very scenic spot. Great for taking pictures. The hike up to it has many spectacular views of DC Ranch and the surrounding McDowell Mountains.

3 days ago

Great short hike going uphill on the way to the ruins. Cool to get a little history lesson and would be a great short hike for kids that don't want to go far (like my kids). There seem to be a bunch of trails that go off in different directions once you're up there so alot to explore.

An easy to moderate hike. Very enjoyable loop and perfect evening temperature.

4 days ago

4 days ago

4 days ago

Toms Thumb is a great workout as you have great elevation gain from the beginning. A nice amount of switchbacks to keep your legs burning. The view from Toms Thumb is nice. On this hike I decided to continue on to the Lookout trail which gives you great views of the valley especially Thompson Peak and the Four Peaks.

Great hike. Busy trail. Love the Chuckwallas and have seen Gila Monsters twice on this trail!

Great hike. Steep to start. Excellent views. Kid friendly with rocks and crevices to explore

Easy loop trail with good views and dog friendly

An awesome hike. Great workout going out as there is a lot of elevation gain but totally worth it. North side of Tom's Thumb is currently closed to protect some birds of prey. Saw a rattlesnake on the trail on the way back so be careful!

An excellent hike up to Tom's Thumb on a cool, and windy morning. We then hiked up to Lookout Point and got nice 360° views. Came down the trail to the Feldspar loop to add a bit more to get the total up to just about 6 miles. Great trails, well-maintained and not tough at all - except for the elevation gain!