Thornburg Canyon Trail

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, California

Elevation Gain2,742ft
Trailhead Elevation6,034ft
Elevation Min/Max6034/8294ft
Elevation Start/End6034/6034ft

Thornburg Canyon Trail

Thornburg Canyon Trail is a hiking trail in Alpine County, California. It is within Mokelumne Wilderness and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. It is 5.2 miles long and begins at 6,034 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,742 feet. This trail connects with the following: Sawmill Road.

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Afoot & Afield: Tahoe-Reno: 201 Spectacular Outings in the Lake Tahoe Region (Wilderness Press)
Mike White
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"A seldom-trodden path leads into Mokelumne Wilderness and up Thornburg Canyon through quiet forest for quite a distance before a sweeping vista unfolds of two of the area’s most prominent peaks. The trip is an excellent all-day journey for hikers in reasonable shape, and backpackers who don’t mind primitive camping conditions should appreciate the abundant solitude. Peak baggers can accept the additional challenge of scaling Jeff Davis or Markleeville peaks, but if climbing one of these peaks is the primary goal, following a route from Blue Lakes Road would be considerably shorter." Read more

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Trail Information

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Nearby City
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forestat 775-882-2766,
Local Contacts
USGS 7.5-minute Markleeville, Carson Pass, ENF, SNF and TNF A Guide to the Mokelumne Wilderness
Local Maps