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Marcus Landslide Trail

Scottsdale, AZ
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Easy but interesting

I prefer a bit of a challenge when hiking, so this trail was way too easy for me. However, I'm sure... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2018
Sandmonster2014
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Vancouver, Canada
Jay Says

This is one of our very favorite hikes. The mountains and boulders surrounding the fairly easy... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2018
400Jay
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Bemidji, Minnesota
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Reviewed February 21, 2018

I prefer a bit of a challenge when hiking, so this trail was way too easy for me. However, I'm sure a lot of folks would enjoy it. The scenery is beautiful, you see some very cool rock formations and interpretative signs. Nice outing for...More

1  Thank Sandmonster2014
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Reviewed January 30, 2018

This is one of our very favorite hikes. The mountains and boulders surrounding the fairly easy trail, make it breath taking, no matter how many times we travel it. The trails in Tom’s Thumb park are clean, wide, and smooth. The trailhead building is clean,...More

Thank 400Jay
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Reviewed April 21, 2017

not too crowded - pretty views around good road to get there. Friendly rabbits in early time:) Scent of herbs and plants... ....the best

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Reviewed April 12, 2017

My wife & I hiked this with my brother & his wife. Excellent hike, fairly easy unless you're old & out of shape like some of us! We spent about 3 hrs. round trip, lots of rest stops and grazing at the rock formations! Pretty...More

2  Thank John A
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Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

This is consider the central region of the McDowell preserve. I love the view of other mountain afar. You don't get the same view hiking the southern region of the preserve. The Marcus landing is a nice easy 3 mile hike, perfect for all member...More

1  Thank TucsonOtawa_Canada
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Reviewed February 26, 2017

Enter from Tom's Tumb Trailhead. Caution-no water available. A number of good photo opportunities as you walk.

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Reviewed February 13, 2017

The Marcus Landslide trail is great for many reasons.......relatively moderate terrain, diversity of plants but one of the main reasons I like it is for the geological aspects that are presented on the trail from hoodoos to washes to landslides. Have hiked it many times...More

2  Thank artteach2014
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Reviewed January 10, 2017

We love hiking this trail with its informative trailside information signs about geology. Some of the rock formations are mushroom-like and now we know why. The trail offers a variety of topography, but none so challenging that turned us away (we are senior hikers and...More

4  Thank Nancy R
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Reviewed January 3, 2017

We always take our out-of-town guests on this trail. The trail is relatively flat with great panoramic views. There are a number of spots where signs describe the rock formations so it's educational as well. Parking is easy. There are bathrooms where the trail begins....More

2  Thank Ellen F
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Reviewed October 13, 2016

I have been hiking this trail for a few years now. I put together a photo display to show everyone what to expect as you come to the marcus landslide Trail. It has such interesting rock formations, about 15 interpretive signs throughout the trail, and...More

4  Thank retiredteacherAZ
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