Tom's Thumb Trailhead, Scottsdale

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  • Beautiful scenery. Fun walk in the heat. Trails are marked very well. Be sure to bring plenty of water and proper shoes.  more »
  • The McDowell Mountains sit about 30 minutes north of central Scottsdale. Within the vast park they provide opportunities to bike, ride horses, and hike. One of the most popular trails here is the...  more »
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  • Be aware that it is STEEP! While not a "difficult" hike, you should be prepared for the incline. Gorgeous views from multiple view points throughout the hike. We did this early afternoon on a weekend and it was not crowded, we were able to bring both of our dogs without issues.
  • This trail was pretty hard for me. Constant climbing during the first half but then it gets a little easier toward the end. Going down is a little difficult, it's really easy to slip because it's very steep. So make sure you have shoes with good grip. The view is amazing when you get to the top. All around took me about 5 hours with several breaks.

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