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    Thunder Knob Trail

    Difficulty
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    Moderate
    Duration
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    1.5-2h
    Distance
    This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
    5.3 km
    Elevation
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    203 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The Thunder Knob Trail is a pleasant moderate hike, switchbacking gently to a knob above Diablo Lake with views of nearby mountains. It’s just over 5.0 km in length with around 200 m of elevation gain, making it suitable for families and beginners. The trail is very well maintained and easy to follow.

    Dogs are allowed on this trail but must be kept on leash.

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    Route Description for Thunder Knob Trail

    Thunder Knob Trail is a moderate hike with a calm atmosphere, making it a great choice for family outings or relaxed short trips. The trail is very well-kept and easy to follow, and you can continue to enjoy the lakeshore once you’re done hiking.

    Begin from the trailhead, hiking northwest across the stream to the foot of the knob. The trail gently switchbacks to help you up the elevation gain, which isn’t overwhelming at any point. You’ll get a beautiful view about halfway up, where the trail evens out a bit. Enjoy the view at the top of the knob, then retrace your steps back to the trailhead.

    Getting to the Thunder Knob Trail Trailhead

    The trailhead for Thunder Knob Trail is off North Cascades Highway near the Colonial Creek Campground.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      Colonial Creek

    • When to do

      March-September

    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Yes

    • Route Signage

      Average

    • Crowd Levels

      High

    • Route Type

      Out and back

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