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Thompson Peak Trail

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Length

2.3 Miles 3.8 Kilometers

71%

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Ascent

-1,595' -486 m

Descent

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

37%

Max Grade (20°)

3,898' 1,188 m

High

2,304' 702 m

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A super steep climb to the top of Thompson Peak.

Tom Dobson

Overview

Features: Birding — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife

Runner Notes

Steepest climb in the McDowells. This trail is short but plan on a timely event. This will definitely get the quads and toenails. An awesome workout!!!

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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Looking forward to this at Aravaipa's McDowell Mountain Frenzy Saturday! Dec 2, 2015

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