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Nice hike near Scottsdale

This trail was really fun! Plenty of parking. Moderate trail but very well kept. It was fairly... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
annranelle
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Aledo, Texas
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Two 60+ young hikers did it with ease

We hiked to Tom's Thumb in January on a cool, sunny day. It is a hike, not a climb and takes <two... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mac M
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All reviews great hike loose gravel rock formations well worth the effort challenging hike bring plenty of water squaw peak views are amazing switch backs elevation gain hiking poles great workout miles round trip mile hike heart rate fountain hills mcdowell mountains
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This trail was really fun! Plenty of parking. Moderate trail but very well kept. It was fairly busy with lots of people. The beginning is fairly uphill and can get tiring but it is not too bad. The middle is easier and the end has...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank annranelle
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked to Tom's Thumb in January on a cool, sunny day. It is a hike, not a climb and takes <two hours. Take water and something warmer than seems necessary at the base. It is quite beautiful and you can see for miles.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mac M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hike was perfect for us as it was a bit of a challenge but well worth it as the views and rock formations were spectacular.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SuesamM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoy this trail. There is an easy, moderate and advanced section but each is filled with scenic views and great trails. I airways find myself coming back on each visit to this landmark spot where everyone is social on the trail and there...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank chris92009
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the easier loop as our group had a large age range. The trail is well maintained and well marked. The varieties of cactus were intriguing. Just remember the teddy bear cholla is not huggable. haha. One of our party accidentally brushed up lightly...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This trail is heavily used, but wide and well maintained. The surface is mostly smooth with loose gravel. Moderate climb the first 1.25 miles. Excellent views. There are many side trails if you want to lengthen the out-and-back 4.4 mile hike. One suggestion: wear layers!...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank HikingFool1959
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tom's Thumb hike was one of the best hikes that my husband and I did while in the area for the month of February. It can be a little slow going at the steepest point when there are many other hikers on the trail but...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Leslie F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Can't get enough of the views! We have hiked the trail three times, each time taking a slightly different route once we get to the top (takes about 50 to 60 minutes going up to get to the best parts) and we never get tired...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nicisullivan
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The trail is nice and steep—gets your heart pounding. It is pretty crowded on weekends. Good parking and many connector trails to make it a longer adventure.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PeakPlanet
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

This place is great! You can take a short easy hike on a trail or go for a workout on a more intense trail. No fee here. Beautiful views included!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Dker18
January 21, 2019|
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Response from Rocket_Man0691 | Reviewed this property |
The trail up is well maintained and wide ...think strollers.... the trail down the south side is more rugged, way less traveled....
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FarAway519634
July 3, 2018|
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Response from Cheryl C | Reviewed this property |
It is pretty steep. If they are young I would stick to a trail at Browns Ranch, which is nearby, or Pinnacle Peak.
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Cindi S
February 25, 2018|
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Response from SunFunSun | Reviewed this property |
Yes, dogs are allowed, but they must be on a leash.
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