We'll meet near the restrooms at the Tom's Thumb entrance to Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
The hike will consist of the entire Marcus Landslide Trail. This hike offers great views and cool rock formations. The Marcus Landslide Trail is an interpretive geology trail.
*****NOTE 1 - GPSes, Mapquest, etc may _NOT_ give correct directions to the TH. Follow the directions below.
*****NOTE 2 - There is NO water at the TH.
Hike Length: 3.8 miles
Elevation Change: about 500 feet
Facilities: at TH
Trail Style: out & back with a loop at the far end of the trail
Dogs: Yes, if leashed
Directions to the TH - take Happy Valley Road east from N Pima Road, at the STOP sign continue straight entering Troon. After passing through most of Troon follow signs for McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Turn right onto Ranch Gate Road. Follow signs for Trailhead Parking. Turn right onto 128th Street. Follow signs for Trailhead Parking. The road will spill into the parking area. The TH is at this parking area. We'll meet near the restrooms.
Alternately, from Rio Verde Drive (Dynamite Blvd) take 128th Street south. This section of 128th Street can be very rough and may require a high clearance vehicle.