Tom's Thumb Trail Hike (McDowells)

Date: 
Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 09:00
Leaders: 
Peggy Moss - 602-400-4045
Rating: 
C LENGTH: 4.2 mi ELEV GAIN: 1000 ft PACE: Medium

Meet at 9 am at the trailhead (Call me if you’re interested in carpooling and I'll try to find others who are coming from your direction!) for some pre-Valentines Day calorie burning, so we can eat more chocolate on Valentines!!

Groomed trail, with decomposed granite, steep in places. Beautiful views of the Verde River Basin, Four Peaks, the Mazatzals, and Horseshoe Dam.

Directions from the Phoenix area - take State HWY-101 north to the Pima Road exit. Drive north on Pima road and turn right onto Happy Valley road. Go east on Happy Valley Road, which will turn north on it's own and becomes 118th Street. Turn right onto signed Ranch Gate Road. Go 1.3 miles to 128th Street and turn right. After 1 mile more of driving, you'll reach the signed trailhead. There are restrooms at the trailhead, but no water.

Bringing my dogs, well behaved trail dogs are welcome.

Cost to non-members is $5.