Cottonwood Country Club, Sun Lakes, AZ
MELLOW hike: Marcus Landslide Trail in the Scottsdale Sonoran Preserve South
Distance: 4 miles TH elevation: 1541' AEG: 400'
100 miles R/T = $6
Leader: Jim Reid [masked]
The Marcus Landslide Trail runs along the east edge of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve South to a massive landslide that occurred 500,000 years ago. The trail runs 1.5 miles south from Tom's Thumb Trailhead to the slide area and continues on a one-mile loop through the heart of the impact zone. The mild grades and smooth track are ideal for hikers. While the landslide is the trail's main attraction, mushroom shaped rocks and the bajada itself are compelling reasons to hike this trail.