Thomes Gorge Topo Map

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This is a long, exposed hike that begins as an easy, undistinguished jaunt in California chaparral country, not the terrain you expect in a national forest. Having said that, any time you get the opportunity to be in wilder open space with your dog off leash within easy access from busy highways and urban areas, it is a treat. Except for the burned- out area from the Whiskey Fire of 2008, the trail to the top of the gorge is relatively pleasant; you pass a couple of seasonal streams and spring blooms of Indian paintbrush and white fiddleneck while catching distant views of Mounts Lassen and Shasta. The last steep mile, dropping down into the wide gorge to Thomes Creek, is the scenic payoff, and the boulder- strewn rushing waters are an amazing contrast to the dry landscape above.
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Orland, California

Get Thomes Gorge Topo maps on One of California's best walks, Thomes Gorge is located near Orland, CA. Trails' printable online topo maps offer shaded and un-shaded reliefs, and aerial photos too! Use topographic map functionality to find elevation, print high resolution maps, save a PNG, or just learn the topography around Thomes Gorge. You can also get free latitude and longitude coordinates from the topographical map and set your GPS. Subscribers with access to our maps can download or print any topo, and cover more terrain when you map your Thomes Gorge route ahead of time.