Do you know where one can find a map of Thunder Mtn Loop?ssissy said:like it says in the title. there is one little tree left just above the thunder mt trailhead but i'll get that over the weekend. and no snow. not even july yet. have fun.
That'd be part of the Silver Lake Loop... off Horse Canyon. Ogre's written it up.bigboulder said:Do you know where one can find a map of Thunder Mtn Loop?
Yes, I have been up on Silver Lake trail with Ogre and we spied the connection to Thunder Mtn but did not go up there.otbp_nocal said:That'd be part of the Silver Lake Loop... off Horse Canyon. Ogre's written it up.
My 2 cents on the area: Go up Horse Canyon, screw around on Thunder Mt. and that side, then go back the way you came. The Silver Lake loop is really for people that like to bust out a hard, long, not that exciting, not much of a payoff for the work ride. It's beautiful, but the best trails are on the Kirkwood side of Silver Lake.
It's not that hard to follow. Park at Oyster Creek or at the Horse Canyon Trailhead. Ride up 88 and look for a turnout on the left. Cut across the road and take the turnout which parallels 88 (mostly just saves you from highway miles). When you get to the campground there is a sign for Castle Point Trail. It's a bit of a grunt up to Castle Point but there are some great views. Follow Castle Point trail back to the highway then cross the highway and go downhill slightly to Thunder Mountain Trailhead. Check out the map that looks just like the one posted about then recognize that you have finished about 10% of the total climbing of the ride.dementedfatty said:great pics looks like an awesome ride you had. i would love to do a ride like that but all the connecting trails and stuff intimidate the crap outta me. I would feel like i would get lost or something...any advice as to how to get to know the trails before riding them ie books, maps, etc?
Umm... See my post immediately above yours. You can park at the Thunder Mountain trailhead but then you end the ride with a moderate climb which sort of sucks. Horse Canyon Trailhead or Oyster Creek Picknikc area.alteregopo said:If there is onyl one card, where is the best location to park and suggested route?