3 miles
Distance
333 ft
Climb
-1,751 ft
Descent
00:41:10
Avg time

Tom`s Thumb Details

  • Riding area
    McDowell Mountain
    Fountain Hills, Arizona
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Year round
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

Tom's Thumb Trail was not designed or built with mountain bikes in mind. Due to the number of steep switchbacks and their extremely tight radius, it is a frustrating trail to try to on your bike. Not impossible by any means, but most riders will spend significant portions of the trail hiking their bike. If you are still convinced that you want to bike it, try it as a hike first and then make your decision.

Access Info

Trail can be accessed from the west side via Desert Parks or Windgate Pass Trail. On the east side, access via East End Trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Tom`s Thumb mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,417 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,193 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,791 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,610 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,193 ft
  • Grade
    -7.812%
  • Grade max
    -70.6%
  • Grade min
    65.703%
  • Distance climb
    2,342 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    710 ft
  • Avg time
    00:41:10
  • Avg reverse time
    01:06:33
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Status:
Avg: 3 (5 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to tom-s-thumb-14915 trailhead (33.679150, -111.804010)
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Tom`s Thumb, Kelowna

Routes with this trail

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AES: McDowell Mtns Long 2015 (Defunct) race
63 miles

1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag WJS1962 (Jan 1, 2018 at 19:58)
 Worst MTB trail, ever. Total hike-a-bike.
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