Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Gooseneck-Pemberton Loop Day Hike
when Saturday, December 5, 2020
where McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Scottsdale
the hike This loop is mostly flat, with some minor ups and downs. The Gooseneck Trail winds around big granite boulders, so you will feel like you are hiking in a maze. Also, we will hike the other part of beautiful Pemberton Trail.
distance 6 miles
time 3-4 hours
EC +-500' elevation change
type loop
starting at Tom’s Thumb Trailhead
on trail 100% — Marcus, Rock Knob, Gooseneck, and Pemberton Trails
rating "C"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
dogs allowed no
cost The club allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Scottsdale
leader    You must email the leader to confirm.
meet 8:00 AM at Tom’s Thumb Trailhead.
•  Take Loop 101, exit 36 to Pima-Princess Rd.
Go north on Pima Rd 4.8 miles to Happy Valley Rd.
Turn right on E Happy Valley Rd and go 4.2 miles.
Continue on N 118th St. (you will see the sign “Tom’s Thumb Trailhead” and follow the sign or follow the directions below).
Turn right on Ranch Gate Rd and go 1.3 miles.
Turn right on N 128th St and go 1 mile.
At the traffic circle, go straight to the parking lot.

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