Thomas Mountain Trail is a 9.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mountain Center, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
off road driving
We stoped here for a short hike in December. Awesome trail, lots of fun for kids and dogs.
easy and good views
A good trail to the ridgetop campground and Thomas Mt. Road. It's about 2.5 miles from here to Thomas Mt. along the road for a total of 10 round trip. There are signs on Hwy 74 indicating the Thomas Mt. Trail.
The location shown on the app is spot on, easy to find/follow signs from hwy 74 to the trailhead. It's more of a dirt road than a trail all the way up. We parked at the gate where the pavement ends and hiked to the top of the ridge where the power lines cross the trail. We didn't find any way to "loop" back, but from the trailhead to the top of the ridge and back was about 3 miles. Great views of Anza, smooth path, will do again!!
Decided to take a drive to Thomas mountain and look for some campgrounds and some good 4x4 spots. I like having a place to go and test my equipment out at. I think I found a few spots.
Great road, nice views of Lake Hemet. Fun in the mud.