Hiking is an excellent way to stay healthly. It has a positive effect on both the mind and the body and can be an enjoyable and productive part of your overall health plans. There are hikes for all levels in Scottsdale, only minutes from the spa, so you can conveniently get a massage afterwards!
Perhaps the most difficult and challenging hiking trail in Scottsdale, Arizona is Tom’s Thumb Trail in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. This twelve mile round trip hike has an elevation gain of 1,363′ feet making it a workout for even experienced hikers. Still, the urban location, ease of parking, and rugged desert beauty makes this a very popular hike for experienced hikers throughout the Phoenix, Arizona area. Read more about this hike and see pictures and a video.