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A shy hike up Tom's thumb trail

Tom's Thumb, North Side is about 3.7 miles long and located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Best cross streets to use are Dynamite and 128th St.

Tom's Thumb is the prominent granite bump in the McDowell Mountain preserve. Easily visible from the Scottsdale area, Tom's Thumb Trail from the north side provides some great views of Phoenix as well as looking out toward Four Peaks and Weavers Needle.

From Scottsdale Rd or Pima Rd, turn East onto Happy Valley Rd. Proceed about 2 miles past Alma School and turn right (East) onto Ranch Gate. Proceed to the end of Ranch Gate and then turn right (South) onto 128 St and you'll arrive at the trailhead in less than a mile. - See more at:


Recommend that you bring at least 1 liter of water. 

Hike is around ~2 hours long.

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  • Chad

    So I turned on the shower and flooded the guy's floor below me. Now I get to wait on maint to show up and fix the leak. Next time.

    November 10, 2013

  • Don

    Something came up. Maybe next time.

    November 10, 2013

  • Claudia

    Sorry, I should've looked at a map before signing up. Next time

    November 10, 2013

  • Brian

    Humbug. I need to catch up on some freelance work. I'll see ya'll at D&B tonite!

    November 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry guys can't make it :-(

    November 10, 2013

  • Jorjanna

    Everyone please take tons of water.

    1 · November 8, 2013

  • Karina Q.

    I saw Scottsdale and thought it'd be more manageable than your regular Northern Phoenix, but nope. Even further north!

    But it's a Sunday.. I'll think about it.

    November 5, 2013

    • Geoff

      I can give you a ride if you'd like to come.

      1 · November 6, 2013

    • Karina Q.

      lol I'll think about it. I'm already out of the habit of thinking of you for rides! That's what happens when you abandon us for the happiest place on Earth....

      November 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Said yes but I can't colts are playing at that time :-(

    1 · November 5, 2013

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