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Tom's Thumb, North Side

3.7 mile trail near Scottsdale, Arizona
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 3.7 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours

Overview :  Tom's Thumb, North Side is about 3.7 miles long and located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Best cross streets to use are Dynamite and 128th ... more »

Tips:  Check out the Ogre's Den off below and west of the Thumb. Made from the rocks at the top shifting and cracking over the years and now... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Parking

This whole area is under construction/renovation so the parking situation may change. This 130th st leads to a temporary parking lot that feels like you are driving halfway up the mountain. Take a high clearance vehicle for peace of mind on the bumpy road.

2. Tom's Thumb Trail

Stay on the main trail for a very smooth, well maintained, ascent.

3. Tom's Thumb

The landmark and namesake.

4. Ogre's Den

The cave created by the shifting of rocks. Nice respite area with some interesting trinkets to check out.