Scottsdale, AZ: Valley of the Sun Chapter, Marcus Landslide Hike

Oct 13, 2023 9:00AM—11:30AM


Meet: Tom's Thumb Trailhead (12943 E Paraiso Dr, Scottsdale). Directions: From 101 take Pima Rd 4.7 miles North to East Happy Valley Road. Turn right onto East Happy Valley Road and drive 4.3 miles to Ranch Gate Road. Turn right onto Ranch Gate Road and travel 1.3 miles and then turn right onto North 128th Street. After 1.0 mile on North 128th Street, you'll be at the trailhead gate. There is construction in the area so use your gps for current detours.

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This scenic hike will start at Tom’s Thumb Trailhead and walk through an area of an ancient landslide (no surprise). 500,000 years ago, a rock avalanche of granite, vegetation, and soil flowed to the present-day area known as the Marcus Landslide. The path is groomed, the companionship of fellow pilgrims will be enjoyable and the fall weather should be perfect for this hike.
BRING: Sturdy walking shoes, water, a hat, leave-no-trace toilet kit, sunglasses, sunscreen, snacks/lunch if desired. Walking sticks are not required but recommended.