KEYWORDS: Thomes Creek, Bowers Creek, Dead Rabbit Lake,
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.