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Trail

2.3 mile 3.8 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
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Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -1,595' -486 m
High: 3,898' 1,188 m
Low: 2,304' 702 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 13% (7°)
Max Grade: 37% (20°)

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Trail shared by Tom Dobson

A super steep climb to the top of Thompson Peak.

Tom Dobson

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

$2 fee to enter McDowell Mountain Regional Park.

This trail transitions from the Old Jeep Trail in the Maricopa County Park and ties into the Prospector Trail and Dixie Mine Trail on the McDowell side.

Start down the dirt road heading west from the Dixie Mine and wonder how in the hell they installed a road on such an incredible grade. Sections have been braced with asphalt and concrete to prevent erosion.

Great views of the surrounding area from the summit!

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Land Manager: City of Scottsdale

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Apr 9, 2019
Rachel H
Jan 5, 2019
Doug Lloyd
Me & Coco
Apr 30, 2018
Jonathan Greever
nice little climb 9.7mi — 3h 00m
Apr 14, 2018
Dan White
9.5mi

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