Thunderhead Hiking Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews

Thunderhead Hiking Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Steamboat Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
0 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail! Great views of Steamboat and the mountains beyond. The trail is mostly uphill and switchbacks up the mountain, I feel that it should be rated moderate rather than easy. It was nice to be able to walk from our condo in mountain village to the start of the trail. It was easy to find and fun to ride the gondola back down for free.

hiking
2 months ago

I didn't jump on the trail until about 2 miles up the road; there's a DETOUR sign coming off the trail just up from where the bench ski lift crosses overhead but the trail IN is not marked there. All together I did the whole trail combing a few rds and Valley View trail. Thunderhead was more of a hiking trail and definitely worth the time. It goes from hard packed dirt and weeds to soft dark dirt, rock and roots. You will do switch backs up to the gondola crossing meadows at times with a lot of the final ascent ferns and thick birch trees. The views were cool but not breathtaking. I found it to be pretty well shaded. The elevation up should say 2100' not 36'. Valley View was much more runable. Reviewed by a MI flatlander.

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

This was a beautiful trail. Straight up hill most of the time but still nice. It zigzags through some wooded areas so there is shade. Other parts plateau and go through meadows of flowers. Once you reach the top you can ride the Gondola back down for free.

hiking
3 months ago

Friday, July 04, 2014