Thornburg Canyon Trailhead

The Thornburg Canyon trail is 7 miles long. It begins at 31071 Sec 31 and ends at Blue Lakes Road 31015 Sec 17.

Access/entry point to the Mokelumne Wilderness area.

Generally open May to October as weather and conditions allow.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Parking
Permit Info: Wilderness permit required.
Open Season: May - October
Usage: Light
Restrictions: California camp fire permit requested.
Closest Towns: Markleeville and South Lake Tahoe, California
Water: Not available
Restroom: Not available
Operated By: Forest Service


Dispersed Camping

Day Hiking

On developed trails.


On developed trails.

Horse Riding

On designated trails.  Weed free certified hay required.



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