Friday, November 22, 2019
08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.
MMRP, AZ 85268
(602) 506-2930 ext. 3
Participants should have previous desert hiking experience due to the length and difficulty of the hike
Hike leader Kevin B. will meet hikers at the Tom’s Thumb Trailhead on the north side of the McDowell Mountains in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve (OUTSIDE OF MMRP - off of 128th Street & Dynamite Rd. in Scottsdale). This is a difficult hike for experienced hikers only. It involves a good amount of elevation and loose rocks, so hiking poles are recommended. Hike will be between 8-12 miles. Bring plenty of water, snacks, a hat and comfortable shoes & clothing. Please note, there is NO WATER available at the Tom’s Thumb Trailhead. Directions to trailhead: From Scottsdale Rd or Pima Rd, turn East onto Happy Valley Rd. Proceed about 2 miles past Alma School and turn right (East) onto Ranch Gate. Proceed to the end of Ranch Gate and then turn right (South) onto 128 St and you’ll arrive at the trailhead in less than a mile.