Pipeline Rock Garden on Thunder Mountain

Total Miles


388.36 ft



Technical Rating



Best Time

Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This trail is known as the Rock Garden on the pipeline trail on Thunder Mountain. The trail is sand roads with rock climbs of increasing difficulty, ending with the rock garden climb. The climb is a gentle grade but the rocks are loose and varying in size with some up to 3 feet in size. There are multiple lines on the obstacles with each having a bypass option.


Without a spotter a stock vehicle has a high chance of getting stuck. A skilled driver can navigate the obstacle in a stock rig as long as they are willing to scrape their skids, wheels, and bumpers. This climb is fairly easy yet still an engaging technical challenge with lockers and 33"+ tires. There is a bypass option for the Rock Garden and an additional section with massive boulders even larger than those of the rock garden climb.

Technical Rating