Thomas Hunting Grounds

Total Miles
11.7

Elevation

1,911.02 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

The Thomas Hunting Grounds Trail (1N12), often also referred to as the Morton Peak Trail, is an easy dirt road that takes you from the chaparral and shrubs of Mill Creek to the oaks and pines of the San Bernardino National Forest before dropping you in the town of Angelus Oaks. The Thomas Hunting Grounds themselves offer yellow post sites for dispersed camping, and the Santa Ana River Trail offers hiking for those interested in traveling by foot. Pay attention and be mindful of others as this road is popular for hiking and mountain biking as well as 4x4 and dual sport riding.

Photos of Thomas Hunting Grounds

Thomas Hunting Grounds
Thomas Hunting Grounds
Thomas Hunting Grounds

Difficulty

Easy dirt forest service road. Clearance and good tires make 4wd mostly unnecessary in dry conditions however use caution in the winter months and after heavy rains when this road should only be attempted with 4wd. Road is suitable for rigs of all sizes with ample places to pass.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Clinton Riddle
Mar 04, 2024
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Washboard
Relatively nice road. Some water crossings and some mudslide that you need to cross over. There was a downed tree that had a bypass around it and also some two foot rocks that can be maneuvered around.
Vincent Tran
Feb 02, 2024
Open
Muddy/Wet
Snow/Ice
Rough/Deteriorated
First 2 miles have multiple ruts. Mild cambering along trail. Snow last two miles of trail. Mile 2-7 much easier. AWD are capable with a couple issues with approach angle, but doable with minor to no damage. 4x4 can easily complete.
Daniel Lopez Salazar
Jan 15, 2024
4x4
Open
Muddy/Wet
Snow/Ice
Rough/Deteriorated
Snow in some parts of the trail, lot of trash at the campgrounds, I picked some up but it’s impossible to pick all of it up.
Paul Paguio
Jan 01, 2024
2021 Toyota RAV4
Open
Rough/Deteriorated
Normal
Muddy/Wet
We started from warm spring truck rd. along HWY 38. 1st few miles you will encounter some really rutted areas due to some recent storm we had. It might be intimidating for newbies but just take it slow and pick the right lines. You will also encounter some rocky areas due to some minor landslides. After you pass thomas hunting ground yellow post sites, everything will be a breeze. It is pretty much just dirt road until the end to Angelus oaks.

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