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Tom's Thumb from Gateway

Tom's Thumb

     Location: McDowell Mountain Preserve

     Rated: "B+"

     Distance: 11.3 miles

     Trailhead elevation: 1,720', Accumulated Elevation Gain: 2,660'

     Driving Distance: 80 miles round trip

     Driver's Fee: $5

     Leader: Doug Chirhart     (480)[masked]

Tom's thumb is a prominent granite bump in the McDowell Mountain preserve, easily visible from the Scottsdale area. Great views along a hike to the summit. 

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  • Brian H.

    Great hike on a beautiful day. A hike to put on the calendar again for next year.

    January 20, 2014

  • Mei-Mei A.

    Thumbs up!

    January 20, 2014

  • Jim P.

    Wellled. I lost four pounds. Three and a half hours up and two and a half down. Eleven point six miles round trip and 2300 elevation gain. I am pretty well done in - after a shot of Tequila I may just go to bed.

    January 20, 2014

  • Jim P.

    Well led and a beautiful area. I lost four pounds. Three and a half hours up and two and a half down. Eleven point six miles round trip and 2300 elevation gain. I am pretty well done in - after a shot of Tequila I may just go to bed.

    January 20, 2014

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