Tom's Thumb Trailhead, Scottsdale

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  • This trail is well groomed with gravel. There is a nice short trail that is scenic. We saw some rock climbers on the large rocky outcrops. Pretty cool!  more »
  • We loved finally getting to Tom's Thumb after trying several times via the Gateway trailhead. We finally made it by going to the Tom's Thumb trailhead off of Happy Valley. This trail kicks up 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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