Marcus Landslide Interpretive Trail - Scottsdale Sonoran Preserve - Scottsdale, Arizona
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1
N 33° 41.664 W 111° 48.082
12S E 425730 N 3728560
Quick Description: The Marcus Landslide Interpretive Trail is a 3.7 mile round trip trail in Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 2/5/2015 5:29:54 PM
Waymark Code: WMNBBT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member J.A.R.S.
Views: 2

Long Description:
The Marcus Landslide trail begins at the Tom Thumb trail head in the Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve. There are interpretive signs posted along the trail explaining the geology of the area and the geological actions that created and expedited the landslide. The landslide is named after Dr. Melvin Marcus, a professor of geology. Out and back the trail is 3.7 miles including a loop to the top of the slide.
The Tom Thumb trail head includes parking, toilets and a rest area but not water. Hikers must bring sufficient water and be aware of the dangers of hiking in a desert.
Trailhead/trail website: [Web Link]

Trail allowances or restrictions:
The trail is open to walking, biking and horse-back riding but not motorized access.

Trail type: Crushed granite to sand in keeping with the nature of the surrounding topography.

Parking: Not Listed

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