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Day Hike - Knox Creek—Thorp Mountain

A day hike on the shorter steeper Knox Creek trail to Thorp Mountain where we can see the historic lookout tower, wildflowers and views.

  • Moderate/Strenuous, Strenuous 3, Technical 2
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,800 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

We will meet at East Gate P&R by 7am, depending on where people are coming from we can consolidate before.

This will be a moderate pace hike, it's not long but will be exposed and subject to the sun. As it's early season there will likely be snowfields to cross at the top, therefore hiking poles and sturdy footwear will be required and individuals should be comfortable hiking in these conditions.

The road to the trailhead isn't in the best shape so we may need to park 0.5 miles from the start.



This is a mentored hike for Claire Gatenby



Knox Creek—Thorp Mountain

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
  11. Hiking Poles
  12. Waterproof/sturdy footwear
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