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Beautiful Scenery-Spectacular West Slopes Of The McDowell's

The start of this walk which has no significant grades is at the Tom Thumb Trailhead. You will do... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Greater Melbourne, Australia

Was out here for a wedding and put in a couple morning hikes. This was one--really beautiful! Took... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Amy H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The start of this walk which has no significant grades is at the Tom Thumb Trailhead. You will do around 7-8 Kilometers including the 1.5 KM loop at the end of the trail. Definitely do the loop as it takes you up the side of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Oldjack
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Was out here for a wedding and put in a couple morning hikes. This was one--really beautiful! Took tins of pictures and can't wait to come back!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Amy H
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

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Sandmonster2014
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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Dr L
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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Desert G
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

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank U5596XNjohna
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

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank TucsonOtawa_Canada
Reviewed February 26, 2017

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

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Slumdog2015
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

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank artteach2014
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

Date of experience: January 2017
4  Thank Nancy R
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