Thunder Mountain is a 9.2 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ranchland No. 66, Alberta, Canada that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until September.

Distance: 9.2 km Elevation Gain: 954 m Route Type: Out & Back

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forest

river

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wild flowers

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rocky
scramble
13 days ago

This was a challenging hike. The trail going up is hard to follow but after a few failed attempts we managed to figure it out. It’s a long grind but worth it. Coming down we also missed some of them cairns that mark that path and the trail can look so different coming down. Be safe. Choose wisely and enjoy !!

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18 days ago

Great hike!! We set off at 4:30am and got the sunset exactly when we summited at 6:40. Most of the uphill was in the dark so we lost the trail multiple times but as long as you keep going uphill you’ll make it! Big cairn at the top but we didn’t see a notepad so maybe next person could bring one up. Total time was 4 hours and 10 minutes. We were going at a decent pace but still allowed time for photos. We got lucky and had warm weather and slow winds.

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bugs
off trail
scramble
1 month ago

We were prepared to go off trail, based on other reviews; we weren’t prepared for how steep it was and what appeared to be exposure on the ridge. We turned around before the ridge to the summit because it looked too exposed for our liking. Going down was harder than going up as we lost the trail several times and did some bushwhacking and cliff-climbing.

hiking
1 month ago

Very steep, hard to follow paths. It was a little more than we bargained for. Definitely harder going down than up because we couldn’t follow a trail. We turned around near halfway because we wanted to make the safe call and not be too exhausted to make it down in one piece. Would probably be quite enjoyable if we were in better shape

Great hike with spectacular views even at the first ridge. Dogs had no problems traversing the terrain. Regrettably wind gusts were around 90km hour plus; so we decided to turn around. Will definitely try again for summit next time in area. Mountain Sheep presence evident, however we did not see any wildlife. Trekking poles and lots of water highly recommended.

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scramble
2 months ago

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3 months ago

This was moderately difficult. What it lacked in distance, it made up for in elevation gain. This isn’t for beginners as some route finding and a small amount of hands on scrambling is required (although I managed to circumvent almost all of it on the way back). I would say this is dog friendly but keep in mind that there is no water along this hike. There was still a bit of snow up top but I doubt it will be there in the summer months. So pack water accordingly. And lots of it - not a lot of shelter from the sun or wind for the most part. I would estimate minimum of 3 liters per hiker or more depending on how hot it is. It was a great hike with amazing views in all directions! Will definitely do again!

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