Thomas Mountain Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews

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.

9.8 miles
1502 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving




wild flowers



10 months ago

If you're looking for seclusion, this is it! Really great views, and you don't have to go far to see them. If you're hiking, be mindful that there is almost zero shade, so bring lots of water!

off road driving
10 months ago

Great trail. Really dusty going up. Snow at the top was a nice surprise. Going back down was rutted up from people going through when really muddy. Nice, easy trail. Nothing crazy. Picnic tables, fire rings and restrooms at top. Great camping spots. Well worth the drive

Monday, December 26, 2016

We stoped here for a short hike in December. Awesome trail, lots of fun for kids and dogs.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

easy and good views

Monday, July 25, 2016

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.

Sunday, June 05, 2016

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!!

off road driving
Saturday, November 26, 2011

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.

off road driving
Friday, September 30, 2011

Great road, nice views of Lake Hemet. Fun in the mud.

8 months ago

off road driving
11 months ago

Sunday, July 28, 2013