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Thunder Mountain - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Thunder Mountain, California 95666, USA

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About Thunder Mountain

Thunder Mountain is the highest point in Amador County, California. It is located in the Sierra Nevada mountains just above the Kirkwood ski area.The mountain has two peaks, the 9,414-foot main peak and a 9,412-foot sub-peak west of the main peak. Due to the high elevation, most precipitation that falls on Thunder Mountain consists of snow.

Attractions Near Thunder Mountain

Kirkwood Mountain Resort
Kirkwood Mountain Resort2.52km from Thunder Mountain

Kirkwood Mountain Resort is a year-round resort in Kirkwood, California south of Lake Tahoe that focuses on skiing and snowboarding in winter and hiking and mountain-biking in summer. The mountain is unique in that it has 2 mi ridgeline at the top. This makes Kirkwood popular for cliff drops and cornices. Kirkwood received 804 in of snow during the 2005-2006 ski season.

Silver Lake
Silver Lake2.69km from Thunder Mountain

Silver Lake is a reservoir in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California.The lake surface is 525 acres at full capacity and is at an elevation of 7,200 feet . It is surrounded by Eldorado National Forest and is part of the El Dorado Irrigation District and their Hydroelectric Project 184 system. Snow and ice are common in this area during winter seasons.

Caples Lake
Caples Lake4.92km from Thunder Mountain

Caples Lake is located 59 miles east of Jackson at an elevation of 7,800 feet. The 600 acre lake has 6 miles of shoreline. The lake has been used by many different groups of people including Native Americans, 49ers, and resort owners so it is known by a few different names. It offers a variety of different recreational opportunities such as hiking, fishing, and skiing within close proximity.

Round Top Lake
Round Top Lake6.88km from Thunder Mountain

Round Top Lake sits below the Sisters, which tower over the lake at 9,000 feet in elevation. Stunning scenery, beautiful wildflowers and it is a good trekking destination.

Fourth of July Lake
Fourth of July Lake6.95km from Thunder Mountain

Fourth of July Lake is an alpine lake in Custer County, Idaho, United States, located in the White Cloud Mountains in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The lake is accessed from Sawtooth National Forest trail 109. This lake is in top form and is one of the areas top producing winter-only lakes for trout fishing. It is a popular destination for fly anglers.

Winnemucca Lake
Winnemucca Lake8.45km from Thunder Mountain

Winnemucca Lake is a dry lake bed in northwest Nevada that features the oldest known petroglyphs in North America. This Lake is home to several petroglyphs long believed to be very old. In 2013, researchers dated the carvings to between 14,800 and 10,500 years ago.

Where is Thunder Mountain

Discover More Attractions in Amador County, Where Thunder Mountain Is Located

Amador County
Amador County
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Amador County, is a county in the U.S. state of California, This County bills itself as "The Heart of the Mother Lode" and lies within the Gold Country.