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29D

Thomas Mountain

6825'

Location: Riverside County, about 9 miles south-southeast of Idyllwild, 115 miles from Los Angeles

Maps

Auto ClubRiverside County
Forest ServiceSan Bernardino National Forest
USGS ToposAnza 7½, Idyllwild 7½
Official HPS Maps TPO file - Save to your computer then open with National Geographic TOPO!
 Viewable PDF file - Approximately 2.8 megs
 GPX file or Google Earth KML file to download to GPS units and other map software (How to use GPX and KML files)
 Routes as shown on CalTopo using the above files (How to use CalTopo)

Nearby Peaks: Rouse Hill

Printable version of this route

ROUTE 1

(USFS Adventure Pass may be required)
Distance: None
Gain: None
Time: None
Rating: Drive-up

Original: John Backus, May 1982

DRIVING ROUTE 1

  • Go south on I-215 to the Ramona Expressway. Turn left (east).
  • Go east and then southeast on the Ramona Expressway until it ends at SR 74. Turn left (east).
  • Go east on SR 74 to Mountain Center.
  • Continue east on SR 74 for 5.2 miles to a dirt road (6S13) on the right just past Lake Hemet. Turn right. Note your odometer and go as follows:
  • At 4.5 miles, fork with a sign "Thomas Mtn 3, Rouse Hill 7". This is the turnoff for Rouse Hill. Keep left.
  • At 7.4 miles, fork at a campground. Turn right.
  • At 7.8 miles, park by a concrete foundation.

HIKING ROUTE 1

  • Hike northwest along the ridgeline to the final campsite at the farthest northwest extent of the camp road. The remnants of the benchmark are conspicuously found on the flat rock three feet east of the campsite post. There is usually no register.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

The dirt roads in the area may be closed for fire or rainy season. Check with the Forest Service in Idyllwild: (909) 382-2921


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