Mondays in the McDowells Exercise Hike - Lookout Trail

Date: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 07:30
Leaders: 
Dan Rothman - dwrr12@gmail.com, 480-773-5197
Mark Miller - markm50@yahoo.com, 623-640-5375
Rating: 
A- LENGTH: 9 mi ELEV GAIN: 1,200 ft PACE: Fast (2.5 – 3.0 mph)

Meet at 7:30 am (start 7:35) at the Tom’s Thumb Trailhead located at 23015 N. 128th Street (go to www.scottsdaleaz.gov/preserve) for further directions). 

The Lookout, located on a high ridge off the Tom’s Thumb Trail, offers great and unobstructed views across the McDowell Mountains, Verde River Valley and McDowell Mountain Regional Park.  To get there, we’ll first hike a few of the trails near the Tom’s Thumb Trailhead, then ascend the Tom’s Thumb Trail to the Lookout Trail.  On the way down, we’ll complete our last hikes from Tom’s Thumb TH by covering a few of the short access trails near the parking area. 

Bring plenty of water, snacks, electrolytes and wear sturdy hiking boots.