Thompson Canyon Trail
ElevationAscent: 538' 164 m
Descent: -808' -246 m
High: 1,677' 511 m
Low: 1,013' 309 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)
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“This moderate trail through a narrow canyon leads to other trails in Cache Creek Wildlife Area.”— Nate Lillge
The trail climbs through an area burned in the Rocky Fire of 2015 (please be respectful of regrowth—stay on trail). The trail tops out near 1,700 feet. At this point, continue along the trail to the east (left) as it leads downhill to a stream crossing. This part of the trail is steep and can be very slippery after rain.
After crossing the stream (which is dry most of the year), you'll climb a saddle between two ridges and follow a stream through Thompson Canyon. The trail will meet up with a few trails in a large meadow, which lead to Cowboy Camp.
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Land Manager: BLM California - Ukiah Field Office - Bear Creek Unit