Placerville, CA 95667
- 3.6 miles
- 2.5 - 3.5 hours
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 7840 feet
- Elevation Range:
- 7840 feet to 9410 feet
- Elevation Change:
- 1570 feet
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The trailhead is located on the south side of Highway 88 just west of Carson Spur. The trail traverses along ridge tops offering High Sierra views. The 360-degree panorama from the top of Thunder Mountain is magnificent. The hike from the trailhead to the top of Thunder Mountain is about three and one-half miles. A portion of this trail is contained within the Thunder Mountain Horse Canyon Loop Trail.