Thomes Gorge Trail

EASY 8 reviews

Thomes Gorge Trail is a 7.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Wilder Place, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1525 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

A long walk across sunny hillsides, dipping into canyons with creeks. Good for a sunny winter day. Wait a few days after storms for the road to dry out, and for Bowers Creek to go down. There are good campsites at the end of the trail, at Thomes Creek.

backpacking
14 days ago

I backpacked this on 4/23-4/26. The only good part of it all was the destination the river and the huge mountain is a great site to see while camping, but the trail was harsh during that time of year or all of summer, because the trail had barely any shade there are only few sections of high trees. Bring sunscreen! It is also not a easy trail i would rate this atleast moderate, because it is actually around 11 miles not 7, if you are planning to backpack and camp near the river.

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike! The road gets a little rough towards the end, I suggest a 4x4. We made it in my Subaru Forester, but there were some dicey areas when it came to having enough clearance.
Beautiful views along the way and at the end of the hike! Great place to have a picnic by the river before hiking back out & love this is a dog friendly hike :)

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail, when you arrive you are partially up the trail (based off following the directions off AllTrails) and you turn right at the trail crossing to get to the gorge. The road is a little rough at the end, I suggest a 4x4. I made it in my Subaru Forester but areas got a little dicey due to lack of clearance. Beautiful view at the end of the hike, great place to have a picnic by the river before heading back out, and love that it is dog friendly (just check for ticks when leaving) :)

hiking
11 months ago

Great views of the valley all along the trail. The gorge itself is beautiful and a great place to swim if you can manage to walk down the river into it. There are some spots to set up camp near the river bank for an overnighter. This trail has little shade and not much breeze along it so a hot summer day can be brutal

hiking
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5 months ago

backpacking
11 months ago

hiking
Monday, February 08, 2016