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Thompson Creek Trail is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Claremont, 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: 4.4 miles Elevation Gain: 334 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching


partially paved


wild flowers

Users have reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information.

no shade
8 days ago

Was easier than expected... not much shade... decided to move on to the Claremont loop trail for a more intense workout. This one is good for a run/jog since the path is fully paved.

12 days ago

it's open again 5/13/20

16 days ago

Very easy walk along a bike path drinking fountains for dogs where a plus all cement, first times another one of the list

2 months ago

This trail is currently closed due to Covid-19.

3 months ago

Very dog friendly trail, perfect for a nice walk or to get a good jog in. You do have to pay to park but it’s only $5.

3 months ago

More like a nice stroll in the park

no shade
4 months ago

mountain biking
4 months ago

Extreme foot traffic on the trail. I had to abandon my mountain bike ride.

4 months ago

Nice for casual walks and runs. Has a lathes little road along a wash with picnic areas and a place to bbq. Also has a kids playground with bathrooms.

5 months ago

A pleasant meander through a shaded walkway, winding through a park next to a canal, running beside the hills, past lovely neighborhoods. Very user-friendly with drinking fountains and the occasional interpretive sign to educate about wildlife and birds, and even some of the plants along the way are labeled.

11 months ago

Beautiful walk on a paved trail with other trails forking off. There is opportunity for lots of bird watching as well.

Wed May 22 2019


Mon May 20 2019

Now so much a hike, but this trail is great for a walk, jog or bike and you can choose dirt or asphalt for your activity of choice. I began and finished at the west end (Town Ave).

Mon May 13 2019

Perfect trail for riding biking, picnic at the park!

Sat Apr 27 2019

Nice paved urban city trail along the Thompson flood basin wash. Lots of mature trees and native plants. recommend go at day break to see some wild life,. by 8am it's very busy with traffic. Parking on Mills Ave is $7.00 with no restrooms along trail. From there you walk down hill, parking at end of Indian Hill Ave or at church near Baseline there no fees. At horse stables you can access the hill trails for more strenuous hiking.

Wed Mar 20 2019

great everyday walking trail..

Thu Jan 24 2019

Great city walk! Not so much a hike, though. Clean, friendly, and accessible. Plenty of space for runners and bikers as well

Wed Nov 21 2018

Not really out in the wilderness but decent for city “hiking”.

Tue Oct 30 2018

Would not categorize this as a hike, but a great morning stroll! Busy and easy. Park by the church, it's free.

Thu Sep 06 2018

Nice walk!

Thu Jul 19 2018


Tue Jul 03 2018

Located in the Claremont Wilderness. Thompson Creek is a great hike and it runs along a park. From the start of the trail you can decide whiter to make it more difficut by going left up a steep hill or keep it simple by walking, hiking or running along the drainage ditch.

Sun Feb 04 2018

Nice and easy, relatively flat trail. There is a fully paved road, so it’s easy. There are plenty of ways you can enter. Its main entrances are going to be through Towne Ave or through Mt Baldy Road. You can also begin in the middle of the trail by entering through one of the small neighborhood trails. It’s nice for a stroll, there are plenty of flowers along the trail and some horses! I wouldn’t consider it as a good hike, but a great stroll.

road biking
Tue Jan 23 2018

Steady climbing one way and all down hill on the way back. Really fun trail for biking, I went at about 3:30pm and it was very busy then with runners and walkers. The pavement is decent, but has some big bumps or cracks in places.

Tue Sep 19 2017

Paved trail. Has a nice park. Lots of quails. A lot of traffic .

Mon Aug 28 2017

Great trail for walking, jogging or cycling. Has connections to hiking trails.

Mon Mar 06 2017

I went with my toddler (2yo). She was in a jogging stroller. I loved this trail so much! I walked/jogged then found a park on the way where she got to play. There was even a restroom with a table to change her! We saw a couple ponies on the way which made it a fun experience for her.

Tue Oct 11 2016

Super easy walk!

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