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Thomes Gorge
KEYWORDS:   Thomes Creek, Bowers Creek, Dead Rabbit Lake,
ABOUT 
Uncommon place for Northern California. The arid climate along with the lack of water sources gives the location a Southern California feel. The trail meanders along a variety of shrubs with unbelievable views, and on a clear day, Mount Lassen is visible at a variety of spots on the trail. The seasonal vernal pools provide a place for wildflowers. The trail drops into the spectacular geologic formations of Thomes Gorge, ending near the deep, sparkling pools of Thomes Creek. From late March through November, the area can be very hot with little water along the way. Be sure to pack plenty to drink.

TIPS FOR YOUR VISIT 
  • Bring lots of water. The trail can be accessed from Mud Flat Rd, but it can be very muddy after recent rain requiring a 4WD to the trail, and parking on Mud Flat Rd is extremely limited.
  • MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACTS 
    Chico Hiking Association: Thomes Gorge Trail maps and information
    We cover the 50 best hikes within 2:10 of Chico, California. Our trail information is the best available, but use it at your own risk. Enjoy.
    CNPS CHAPTER AREA: :   Mount Lassen

    AREA OF THE POLYGON::   181 acres
    DENSITY::   0.066 native species per acre
    Thanks to  Chico Hiking Association  for contributing this great place.