Mountain Center, California 92561
Elevation Gain: 2000 ft.
Hiking Time: 6 hours
TRail Length: 10 miles
This moderate trail climbs 1,500 feet offering views of Garner Valley.
Starting at 4400 feet, the hike ascends to Toolbox Spring on Thomas Mountain Road (6S13). Trailhead sign is about three and a half miles south of Lake Hemet on Highway 74.
To reach this trailhead, travel 8 miles east from the junction of Highway 243 and Highway 74, staying on Highway 74 until you see the trailhead sign to your right. From Palm Desert, take Highway 74 South almost 28 miles and look for the trail sign to your left indication Thomas Mountain.
Help us keep this trail beautiful and dog-friendly:
• Always follow the posted rules as they may have changed
• If in an off-leash area, keep your dog under voice command
• Respect and protect wildlife and habitats
• Pack in and pack out, leaving only paw prints