Thunder Mountain (CA) Climber's Log

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Scott Fulton

Scott Fulton - Aug 5, 2021 10:31 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2021

A smoke-free day  Sucess!

Went up to the top with my friend Eric. We saw lots of smoke north of us, above Desolation Wilderness.


mgp5000 - Jul 30, 2020 8:25 am

Kirkwood Ridgeline Traverse (RIP Paul Ruff)  Sucess!

Tagged the summit sometime around 2006-ish as part of a Kirkwood ridgeline traverse. Pretty easy going. Stopped to pay respects at the memorial to Paul Ruff, who was a well-known ski mountaineer back in the early 1990s.


colingregory - Sep 16, 2019 12:23 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2019

Dayhike  Sucess!

Started from 88 and bagged along with Carson Spur, Martin Point, and the other 'Thunder Peak'.

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Jul 28, 2019 6:46 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2019

Up Thunder

Went up one of the summits with Dennis Goldsmith. One larger snowfield to avoid by going up the dirt on its left side. A scenic highlight of our recent Tahoe trip.


HikingChica - Jun 10, 2019 12:03 am Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2019


Yes my second time. Did the The Three Tees Challenge. Thunder Mountain, Telegraph Peak, Timber Mountain.


Marmaduke - Sep 24, 2018 4:37 am Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2018

Great walk up  Sucess!

Nice views, scenic trail


conpen - Oct 24, 2017 1:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2012

With my mom!  Sucess!

Highest point in Amador County. Comparing to other known peaks in area, definitely less strenuous than Mt. Tallac. Maybe a good warm-up for it.


kaylam87 - Sep 25, 2017 6:11 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2017

Breezy Late Summer Day  Sucess!

Hiked this peak with NorCal Women Adventurers. We had nice weather, breezy at the top and on the ridge.


mengbo - Apr 24, 2017 12:59 am Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2017

day hike   Sucess!

day hike after Kirkwood closed for the season. combined with Martin Point.


bctahoe75 - May 15, 2015 3:39 pm Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2014

Thunder Mountain  Sucess!

Parked at the trailhead on Highway 88 (just a few yards off the highway on the right) it is just a couple miles before Kirkwood if heading east. My friend Fred and I did this because it is the highest point in Amador county. This is a fairly short hike with great views from the top...Kirkwood is just below on one side and Silver Lake on the other. Easy going most of the way and you pass Martins Point on the way. We made a wrong turn near the top and had to retrace back and around to gain access to the summit....just head to the left the near the top of the trail. The trail is not real well defined unless you know where to look. We spent some time on top and should have headed for Thimble Peak but we started late and wanted to get back down before dark. I believe it was about 2.5 hours of hiking total....7 miles roundtrip? This is good hike for your girlfriend or wife...not too difficult. And yes, some girls kick ass so no comments please.


scgrant - Oct 19, 2014 11:34 pm Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2014

Thunder Mountain  Sucess!

Nice hike. From the Highpoint I also followed the trail about a half mile further to the west, to the 2 foot lower west summit.

trexkerry - Aug 17, 2014 1:08 am Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2014

Afternoon fun  Sucess!

Got started after lunch, hadn't done any research ahead of time and messed up twice - first I accidentally ascended the higher Thunder Mountain (thankful that happened as I didn't realize the named summit was lower), then on the return I went up to the top of the class 3 ridge near Martins Point, only to find out later that the named Martins Point was lower and an easy walk away. Why can't the high points be the named summits? Trip report is HERE.

McCannster - Aug 14, 2014 12:16 am Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2014

#28ish?  Sucess!

With Mom and Sister. CA Co HP 28 or something like that.

A Bit

A Bit - Jun 27, 2014 12:24 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2014

Thunder Mountain TH  Sucess!

Lots of wind and rain this day with only a few yards visibility - but had the whole trail to myself.


Jonodo - Oct 26, 2013 11:56 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2008

Around Kirkwood  Sucess!

Hike Thunder Mtn along with Martin Point and Thimble Peak.


cjrandall - May 16, 2013 2:09 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2005

COHP #2 of 2  Sucess!

Nice twilight hike after picking up Calavares County earlier in the day.


shaggyp - Feb 15, 2013 2:02 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007

Flipflops in the great outdoors  Sucess!

After getting to the campground the night before we learned that shoes had been left at home, having chosen the campsite specifically so that we could do this hike though my not so outdoorsy girlfriend (now wife) agreed to do the hike in flipflops. Still managed to summit both the true highpoint and the namesake point. before heading home to Reno.


fedak - Jul 13, 2012 7:46 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2012

Thunder Mountain Trail  Sucess!

Easy morning outing from the namesake trailhead with a side trip to Martin Point.

Pics and commentary here.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Apr 18, 2012 11:40 am Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2004

Long traverse  Sucess!

With Matthew, we traversed from Kirkwood parking lot to Carson Pass, tagging all the summits along the way on a fine snowshoe outing. Trip Report.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Dec 8, 2011 2:28 pm Date Climbed: Mar 1, 2008

Ski  Sucess!


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