Tom's Thumb Trail

#2 of 207 trails in Tonto National Forest

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Tom's Thumb Trail is a 6.3 mile out and back trail located near Scottsdale, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from November until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Natalie Gaston (167)

4 Completed0 Reviews

Gary Ross (88)

11 Completed1 Reviews

I love this hike. Probably my favorite hike to date in the Phoenix area. It's challenging because from the bottom it just doesn't look as long and as high up as it really is. I really like how you start uphill but then there is sort of a canyon that brings you lower down before it starts uphill again. Gorgeous views from the top! Plan on spending a good three hours for this but well worth it. Can't wait to do it again.

Ashley volpe (158)

14 Completed6 Reviews

Great hike in the pinnacle peak area. I really like it because their are trials off this trail so that if you want to extend your hike you can.

Jake Mather (58)

3 Completed3 Reviews

Starts with a long steady incline on a well groomed trail. At the top there is an opportunity to scale the thumb, but requires free climbing equipment. Great view. Restrooms are available, but no water source. No drinking fountains either. This is a long hike bring three or more liters of water.

Susan Dyer (84)

4 Completed2 Reviews

Susan Dyer (84)

4 Completed2 Reviews

Beautiful trail. Switchbacks the first .5 miles are strenuous but the views are worth it!

Dustin Laufenberg (47)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Easy quick hike and close to the city without being to crowded.

Deb Snow (170)

3 Completed3 Reviews

Loved this hike! I went with my son. Day was fabulous!

Amy Sibert (766)

12 Completed3 Reviews

Great hike. Beautiful view at the top. Saw some cottontail rabbits, birds and plenty of wildflowers. Had to catch my breath a few times on the way up but was well worth it. Recommend this trail to anybody. Was kinda a drive to get to but will be back.

tom simensen (69)

6 Completed3 Reviews

This was my 1st time hiking this trail, and I hadn't researched it at all beforehand. Quite an elevation change, so this was the most challenging part. Lots of fun people and some dogs on the trail which made the hike even more interesting. Some loose rock in many places, so you need to watch your step a bit. Wonderful views. I'm excited about doing this hike again sometime.