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Mesquite Canyon Trail - MSP, AZ

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Distance One Way 0.24 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,841 feet
Elevation Gain -19 feet
Accumulated Gain 21 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 0.31
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6  2018-07-27
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10  2017-04-29
McDowell Preserve Central Area
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10  2016-11-24
Tom's Thumb Trail - MSP
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11  2016-03-12
East End Loop
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51  2016-01-20
Marcus Landslide Trail - MSP
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Feb, Jan
Sun  6:59am - 5:24pm
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Nearby Area Water
The Lookout from Tom
The Lookout from Tom's Thumb North
0.1 mi away
5.1 mi
1,672 ft
Lost Wall Loop - McDowell Mountains
0.1 mi away
4.0 mi
1,360 ft
Hog Heaven Loop - McDowell Mountains
Hog Heaven Loop - McDowell Mountains
0.1 mi away
4.4 mi
1,508 ft
Tom
Tom's Thumb TH to Sunrise TH
0.1 mi away
16.8 mi
3,906 ft
Tom
Tom's Thumb TH to Gateway TH
0.1 mi away
8.5 mi
2,400 ft
Marcus Landslide Trail - MSP
Marcus Landslide Trail - MSP
0.1 mi away
3.9 mi
550 ft
Caballo Trail - MSP
Caballo Trail - MSP
0.3 mi away
0.4 mi
52 ft
Feldspar Trail - MSP
0.3 mi away
0.7 mi
5 ft
Rock Knob Trail - MSP / MMRP
Rock Knob Trail - MSP / MMRP
0.5 mi away
1.1 mi
5 ft
East End Peak - MSP
East End Peak - MSP
0.9 mi away
0.3 mi
459 ft
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Overview
Mesquite Canyon Trail - MSP is a 0.24 mile one way hike with 21 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 4 miles east of Scottsdale Arizona. March and November are the best months to enjoy this hike.

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  • MSP Rock Climbing Guide - Page 1
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    MSP Rock Climbing Guide - Page 1
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    MSP Rock Climbing Guide - Page 2
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  • MSP - Approved Climbing Areas 2011
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    MSP - Approved Climbing Areas 2011
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One-Way Notice
This hike is listed as One-Way.

When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
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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To Tom's Thumb Trailhead
Take 101 to Pima/Princess Exit, head north on Pima Road. Turn right on Happy Valley Road. From 4-way stop (intersection with Alma School Rd), stay straight another 2.3 miles then turn right onto Ranch Gate Road. Go 1.2 miles and turn right onto 128th Street which dead ends at the new Tom's Thumb Trailhead. No water at the trailhead! Bathrooms are non-flush.

1) 101 (Pima Freeway) to Frank Lloyd Wright
2) East on Frank Lloyd Right to N Thompson Peak Parkway
3) North on Thompson Peak Parkway to McDowell Sonoran Preserve Gateway Trailhead to drop off first vehicle
4) Then North on Thompson Peak Parkway to Pima Rd
5) North on Pima Rd to Happy Valley Rd
6) East on Happy Valley Rd until it turns north and changes to 116th st.
7) East on Ranch Gate Rd to 128th St
8) South on 128th to Park Entrance

From PHX (I-10 & AZ-51) 34.8 mi, 55 mins
From TUC (Jct 1-10 & Grant) 135 mi, 2 hours 24 mins
From FLG (Jct I-17 & I-40) 149 mi, 2 hours 37 mins
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