Thunder Mountain Loop is a 15.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hillsdale, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.
We started off from the Red Canyon Campground along SB12, and rode the paved bike trail to Coyote Hollow and then started the loop at the Coyote Hollow TH. The initial ascent is slow going and quite a good warm up before hitting the main trail. The first part of the trail is an up/down ride with some good climbs, but very doable in the right gears. At the midpoint, the ride becomes a little more level with some great views and a few steep climbs. As you descend the mountain, you encounter some tight switchbacks, and then a really nice bomb downhill (no pedaling needed) for over a mile, that dumps you right back into the Red Canyon campground. Fantastic ride.
amazing bike ride but more of an expert trail.
I was the only hiker on the trail. I didn't see another person until I was 5 miles in, and then just a few bikers. I left my bike on the west side and rode it 7.5 miles back to my car. Beautiful place. Eyegasms everywhere.
Very fun trail. If you start at the dirt trail to the right, it's very difficult and technical about a mile into it and you will probably be the only one going in that direction. Otherwise follow the boring cement trail to a rocky road on the right. Then follow the rock road to the back entrance. From here it's about an 8 mile ride w lots of switch backs. The last cpl miles is straight down hill.