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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Susan Dyer (74)

4 Completed0 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.

Andi Donahue (732)

29 Completed19 Reviews

Lots of elevations gain then loss then gain then loss. Maybe it's better to go in spring when things are blooming. We went during winter and everything was very drab and brown. There wasn't much worth seeing until the top. Didn't quite enjoy this one as much. Lots of switchbacks but without a lot of great views to make them worth doing.

Jackie Behm (148)

3 Completed4 Reviews

I enjoyed this hike tremendously. It is not very long, which makes it easy to run through some of the steep switchbacks, knowing the way back is a piece of cake. After hiking up to the thumb, take a right and complete an easy less than a mile hike to the lookout. 360 degrees from the top of the thumb, lots of places to explore but get there early we were heading out at about 10:30 am and it was getting crowded with lots of families bound to slow down a hike.

Elissa Haynes (633)

13 Completed5 Reviews

Jarrad Griffith (680)

36 Completed21 Reviews

uphill and nice view once you get towards the top but not one of my favorites

Kenneth Kirsner (58)

3 Completed3 Reviews

Great hike, even if it is warm it is on the north side so if you start early you get some shade. Great views, great elevation gain. A nice little side out to the lookout is also nice.