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Three T's Trail #7W06

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Length

3.7 Miles 6.0 Kilometers

63%

Runnable

Elevation

888' 271 m

Ascent

-1,767' -539 m

Descent

13%

Avg Grade (8°)

26%

Max Grade (15°)

8,853' 2,698 m

High

7,615' 2,321 m

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A well-worn trail traversing the 3 T's: Thunder, Telegraph and Timber Mountain.

Zander Göpfert

Overview

Free wilderness permit required.
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

Need to Know

Wilderness permit required.

Description

This is well-traveled trail can be accessed either from the Icehouse Saddle, via Icehouse Canyon Trail #7W07A, or from Thunder Mountain's summit road 0.1 miles west the peak.

From the Thunder Mountain Road, the trail drops down to a saddle then begins a steep climb up several switchbacks with shade from white fir, lodgepole and Jeffrey pines. After 1 mile, there is a junction with the Telegraph Peak Summit Spur on the left. The trail heads south through a nice forested section then begins a steep drop with limited shade down to a wide saddle. It then climbs up around the west side of Timber Mountain and reaches a high point where there is a junction with the Timber Mountain Summit Spur on the left. It then drops another half mile down to popular Icehouse Saddle.

If running from the south, the trail will be a net gain, with the biggest climb from Timber Mountan's flanks to Telegraph Mountain. Though this trail is only 3.7 miles in length, the large amount of climbing makes it fairly strenuous. Sun protection and water are a must, as you'll be making your way through an open forest that doesn't provide much in the way of shade, especially on a hot day.

Flora & Fauna

Jeffrey, sugar and lodgepole pines, white fir provide limited shade. Chinquapin, manzanita and buckthorn are the primary ground-covers.

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