June Pack Hike – Thunder Spring Trail

June 15, 2019 @ 9:00am

From AllTrails: Thunder Spring Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Aguanga, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

Notes from Hiking Committee:
Parking Fee $10 per car. Carpool recommended.
After gate continue in and turn right at the next intersection. Follow road all the way down to the parking lot.
Hike starts and ends at a small pond. Fishing is allowed, license needed. No place to buy onsite.
Uphill (mild to steep) for first 2 miles.
Hike is moderately difficult, mostly from the high elevation and constant climb at the start. There’s are a few sections washed out from rain and snow melt but only 1 that was too big to step over, and that had a small log bridge. Would not recommend for small and there are parts of the trail that are too narrow for strollers.
Lots of wildlife, I saw squirrels, many different birds, and a deer. Also saw a small bobcat off to the side of the road as we were driving home.
Dogs not allowed.
Plan on 2 hours total from start to finish.

All hikers need to bring and carry their own 6 Essentials: a flashlight, water bottles with lots of water, whistle, sun protection, first aid kit, and snacks. Meet at the Parking Lot AT 9am, this is when our Hike will begin.

Directions: Take the 76 east and follow the signs to get to Palomar Mountain and once you get to the top, follow the signs to the State Park. Once inside the park, follow the signs to the parking lot by Doane’s Pond. The trail starts there.


Thunder Springs Trailhead, Mt Palomar State Park

Event Starts: June 15, 2019 @ 9:00am

Event Ends: 11:00am

Event Type (attendees): For Everyone

Dress Code: Class B

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