Iconic Tom's Thumb Hiking Adventure in Scottsdale

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Iconic Toms Thumb Hiking Adventure in Scottsdale
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Take a guided hike in Scottsdale’s Sonoran Preserve up to Tom’s Thumb, an iconic granite landmark. This is about a three hour hike, where your guide will take you through the desert, showing you the flora and fauna. You’ll see the saguaro cactus forest, and other amazing geological formations and beautiful views of Scottsdale.
  • Follow your guide all the way to the remarkable Tom’s Thumb landmark
  • Enjoy the desert beauty, all the flora and fauna- watch out for cacti
  • Get to the top of Tom’s Thumb by switchbacks
  • Stay hydrated- bottled water and snacks are provided

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Backpacks
  • Sunscreen

    Meeting and Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Tom's Thumb Trail, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, USA

      Mad Desert Trekking guide(s) will meet guests at the trailhead

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Tom's Thumb Trailhead

    3 hours Admission Ticket Included

    McDowell Sonoran Preserve

    3 hours Admission Ticket Included


    3 hours Admission Ticket Free

    Phoenix (Pass By)

    The Gateway Trailhead (Pass By)

    Marcus Landslide Trail (Pass By)

    Sonoran Desert National Monument (Pass By)

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Operated by Mad Desert Trekking

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    18 reviews
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    Mother/Son trip
    Katie_T, Feb 2024
    Great experience! Beautiful trail and views can’t beat it. Our guide Liz was fantastic. She was so sweet, kind, knowledgeable and patient. Would definitely recommend the hike and Liz as your guide.
    Henry was an excellent...
    Mary_n, Mar 2023
    Henry was an excellent guide. We truly enjoyed our hike . He even sent us pictures of our Tom Thumb hike. Highly recommend Henry.
    Tom’s Thumb, well worth the hike!
    Wendy_H, Dec 2021
    I truly enjoyed my amazing hike to Tom’s Thumb. My guide Matt, did an excellent job individualizing my adventure to meet my expectations. I can’t wait to schedule another trip!
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    From $145.00

    Price varies by group size

    up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

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