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Hiking: Thunder Mountain, Telegraph Peak & Timber Mountain via Three Tees Trail

Summit elevation: 8,587, 8,985 and 8,303 feet
10 miles with 3,600 feet of climbing
Thunder Mountain, Telegraph Peak, and Timber Mountain • Route Profile
Route Profile

Thunder Mountain, Telegraph Peak & Timber Mountain • Description

The Three Tees Trail (3Ts) leads over Thunder Mountain, Telegraph Peak, and Timber Mountain, with views of Mount San Gorgonio, Mount San Jacinto, Mount Baldy, and the Mojave Desert. Popular trailheads include Icehouse Canyon and Mount Baldy Notch. This hike starts at Mount Baldy Notch (top of ski lift #1), spending more time at elevation.
Initially the trail follows the ski run to the top of chair #3, the summit of Thunder Mountain. Then it descends Thunder Mountain with view of San Antonio Canyon, before climbing Telegraph Peak. A short out-and-back section leads to the summit. Then the trail descends Telegraph Peak with view of Icehouse Canyon, before climbing Timber Mountain, the turnaround point.
A National Forest Adventure Pass and Wilderness Permit is required.

Thunder Mountain, Telegraph Peak & Timber Mountain • Interactive Map

Thunder Mountain, Telegraph Peak & Timber Mountain • Pictures

Thunder Mountain, Telegraph Peak, and Timber Mountain • San Antonio Canyon
San Antonio Canyon
Thunder Mountain, Telegraph Peak, and Timber Mountain • Telegraph Peak
Telegraph Peak
Thunder Mountain, Telegraph Peak, and Timber Mountain • Mount San Gorgonio and Mount San Jacinto
Mount San Gorgonio and Mount San Jacinto
Thunder Mountain, Telegraph Peak, and Timber Mountain • View of the Mojave Desert
View of the Mojave Desert
Thunder Mountain, Telegraph Peak, and Timber Mountain • View of Mount Baldy
View of Mount Baldy
Thunder Mountain, Telegraph Peak, and Timber Mountain • View of Timber Mountain
View of Timber Mountain
Thunder Mountain, Telegraph Peak, and Timber Mountain • Icehouse Canyon
Icehouse Canyon
Thunder Mountain, Telegraph Peak, and Timber Mountain • Three Tees Trail
Three Tees Trail
Thunder Mountain, Telegraph Peak, and Timber Mountain • Thunder Mountain
Thunder Mountain
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Thunder Mountain, Telegraph Peak & Timber Mountain • Personal Notes

2015
A day after the Amgen Tour of California's queen stage finished atop Mount Baldy Road, I enjoyed the solitude high above the finish line.
2017
Sandra and I hiked the 3Ts on a cool, windy, but beautiful June day.
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