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Boulder Trail - MMRP, AZ

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Distance One Way 1.1 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,281 feet
Accumulated Gain 265 feet
Avg Time One Way 0.5 hour
Kokopelli Seeds 1.98
Backpack No
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Toms Thumb Marcus Landslide Loop
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Feb, Jan → 7 AM
Seasons   Early Winter to Late Winter
Sun  6:59am - 5:24pm
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Nearby Area Water
Granite Trail - MMRP
1.3 mi away
3.5 mi
57 ft
Rock Knob Trail - MSP / MMRP
Rock Knob Trail - MSP / MMRP
1.6 mi away
1.1 mi
5 ft
Bluff Trail - MMRP
1.9 mi away
2.2 mi
300 ft
Coachwhip Trail - MMRP
Coachwhip Trail - MMRP
1.9 mi away
2.6 mi
214 ft
East End Peak - MSP
East End Peak - MSP
1.9 mi away
0.3 mi
459 ft
Lariat Trail - MMRP
1.9 mi away
1.5 mi
112 ft
Marcus Landslide Trail - MSP
Marcus Landslide Trail - MSP
2.0 mi away
3.9 mi
550 ft
Mesquite Canyon Trail - MSP
2.0 mi away
0.2 mi
21 ft
Tom's Thumb TH to Sunrise TH
2.0 mi away
16.8 mi
3,906 ft
Tom's Thumb TH to Gateway TH
2.0 mi away
8.5 mi
2,400 ft
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Overview: Short connector trail between the Marcus Landslide and the rest of the McDowell Mountain Regional Park.

Hike: This is a relatively flat and easy stroll from the Marcus Landslide into the interior of the MMRP. There is official signage marking its end points as of this writing. If you're heading east from the Landslide, you'll eventually connect with the Pemberton Trail, where you'll have to decide whether to head north or south. Views to the east are sweeping and of the Superstition Mountains including clear views of the Four Peaks and Weaver's Needle. You can also see Mt. Ord. Views to the west are of the McDowell Mountains and East End Peak in particular, in addition to the landslide. This network of trails in general is more popular with mountain bikers than with hikers, which you'll understand once you see how flat the terrain is. The route is fairly easy to follow. If you attempt this in warm weather, bring sufficient water for desert hiking.

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One-Way Notice
This hike is listed as One-Way.

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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.

Permit $$
Maricopa Regional Parks - Fees more info

$6 per vehicle or $85 annual

$2 walk, bike or horse ride into park

Map Drive
Connector trail - Not Applicable

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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