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This is likely a great time to hike this trail!  Check out "Prefered" months below, keep in mind this is an estimate.

Lookout Trail - MSP, AZ

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Difficulty 1 of 5
Distance Round Trip 0.86 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,749 feet
Elevation Gain 132 feet
Accumulated Gain 214 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 1.93
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17  2018-03-08 RowdyandMe
1  2017-12-10
Tom's Thumb Loop off Windgate Pass Trail
trekkin_gecko
2  2017-11-29
Tom's Thumb from Gateway Trailhead
JuanJaimeiii
7  2017-09-30
McDowell Balloon
The_Eagle
5  2017-06-03
Tom's Thumb Trail - MSP
Booneman
3  2017-04-20
Tom's Thumb Loop off Windgate Pass Trail
JuanJaimeiii
5  2017-04-01
Tom's Thumb Loop off Windgate Pass Trail
JuanJaimeiii
5  2017-03-07
Tom's Thumb Loop off Windgate Pass Trail
JuanJaimeiii
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Preferred   Nov, Mar, Apr, Oct
Sun  6:58am - 5:25pm
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Tom
Tom's Thumb Trail - MSP
0.1 mi away
4.7 mi
1,400 ft
East End Peak - MSP
East End Peak - MSP
0.4 mi away
0.3 mi
459 ft
Feldspar Trail - MSP
0.8 mi away
0.7 mi
5 ft
Windmill Trail - MSP
Windmill Trail - MSP
1.0 mi away
1.1 mi
47 ft
East End Trail - MSP
East End Trail - MSP
1.1 mi away
1.4 mi
1,047 ft
Mesquite Canyon Trail - MSP
1.1 mi away
0.2 mi
21 ft
The Lookout from Tom
The Lookout from Tom's Thumb North
1.2 mi away
5.1 mi
1,672 ft
Lost Wall Loop - McDowell Mountains
1.2 mi away
4.0 mi
1,360 ft
Hog Heaven Loop - McDowell Mountains
Hog Heaven Loop - McDowell Mountains
1.2 mi away
4.4 mi
1,508 ft
Tom
Tom's Thumb TH to Sunrise TH
1.2 mi away
16.8 mi
3,906 ft
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Lookout Trail - MSP is a 0.86 mile round trip hike with 214 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 3 miles east-southeast of Scottsdale Arizona. November and March are the best months to enjoy this hike.


Overview: the lookout is accessed off tom's thumb trail just west of the climbing areas this out and back provides some of the best views in the mcdowell mountains

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  • MSP Rock Climbing Guide - Page 1
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    MSP Rock Climbing Guide - Page 1
  • MSP Rock Climbing Guide - Page 2
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    MSP Rock Climbing Guide - Page 2
  • MSP Rock Climbing Guide - Page 3
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    MSP Rock Climbing Guide - Page 3
  • MSP - Approved Climbing Areas 2011
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    MSP - Approved Climbing Areas 2011
  • overview map
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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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