Thunder Mountain Trail 17E04 & 17E22

Area Status: Closed

This scenic trail climbs through timbered slopes, meadows and volcanic outcroppings, reaching the summit of Thunder Mountain in 3.6 miles. The trail continues another 1.4 miles to Horse Canyon. The trail is open to hikers, bicycles and equestrians.

At a Glance

Permit Info: California Campfire Permit required for wood, charcoal, or gas fires.
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Summer, Fall
Busiest Season: Summer, Fall
Restrictions: Check for seasonal fire restrictions before trip. Campfires are not recommended on this section; camping terrain is limited; no fire rings exist.
Closest Towns: Kirkwood
Passes: None
Information Center: Call Amador Ranger District at (209) 295-4251.

General Information


Trailhead is on Highway 88 between Silver Lake and Kirkwood Ski Area.


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