Tom’s Thumb Hike


Who is in for a hike to Tom’s Thumb this Sunday?

The hike to Tom’s Thumb is one of the most beautiful local Scottsdale hikes and personally my favorite. It’s in the McDowell Mountains and the trail can be accessed by the Gateway Trailhead or the newly “almost” built Tom’s Thumb Trailhead which we are going to be hiking from.

Date: This Sunday 9/16/2012
Time: 06:00 – meet at AJ Market at Pima & Pinnacle Peak (SE corner) to share a ride.

Plan on about 2 ½ – 3 hours total for the hike/drive- It takes about 15 minute to get to Tom’s Thumb Trailhead and the hike is about 1 ½ -2 hours roundtrip.

Bring Two bottles of water (there is no water at trailhead YET) but port-a-potties are available, and REAL bathroom facilities soon.

Miles Roundtrip: 4.9 miles RT from Tom’s Thumb Trailhead. (just fyi- 13 miles RT from Gateway Trailhead)
Elevation Gain: 1,010 ft – the first mile will cover most of this elevation!
Accumulated Gain: 1,558 ft
Difficult Level: Moderate