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Tom's Thumb

Come out and hike in a remote area in the McDowell's, the Tom's Thumb Trail! The path runs through some of the most spectacular areas in the valley. The trail goes straight up about 1,000 feet over the course of the first mile and a half, so it's for hardy fit mountain
goats! It's one of my favorite hikes in the Valley!

***Bring plenty of water (minimum of 3liters), your sturdy hiking boots, food/snacks for the trail, camera, hat and sunscreen. 

***YOU are responsible for your own personal safety and that WE do not assume any responsibility or liability for you or your stuff. 

This hike is rated DIFFICULT!

DISTANCE: 4.5 miles round trip

ELEVATION GAIN: 1,100 feet

DURATION: 2 hours


FACILITIES: The most expensive bathrooms in the valley (no joke!)

Directions to trailhead: East on Happy Valley (coming from Pima) to E Ranch Gate Road...turn right and proceed to 128th Street...turn right and follow the signs to the trailhead parking lot...

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  • Debley

    Wish I could join you, but no wheels :(

    November 12, 2013

  • Carole U.

    Hal, or whomever, I think I'm on your list twice. Would someone check this out for me. This hike sounds great but I have a terrible cold this week!

    November 5, 2013

    • Hal G.

      Carole, This hike is for next week and your name is not yet on it as attending. I hope your cold goes away by then so that you are able to attend!

      November 6, 2013

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