Trail Details

South Thunder from Dry Creek TH<br />via Lake Hardy

South Thunder from Dry Creek TH
via Lake Hardy

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 7.0 to 12.5 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 12.8 miles
 Elevation Gain: 5494 feet
 Main Aspect: South
 Climb Rate: 858 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 16%
Notes: It’s possible to leave Lake Hardy, going around the west side and heading up the rock field, to reach South Thunder. It’s a rugged climb. 7
Trail shortcuts: Waypoints  Destination  Maps/Aerial Photos


Trailhead
Dry Creek TH
Trailhead Elevation: 5660 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: No
Area: Utah Valley
Area Location: Various locations on east and north ends of the valley
Area Fee: None
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Notes: Dry Creek is a popular trailhead with hikers and horse riders, located in the northeast corner of Alpine. It is one of the few trailheads left in Alpine that does not cross private land and is assured of never being cut off by development. The trailhead is at the end of the road that goes past the Alpine Rodeo Grounds.


Waypoint 1
Lake Hardy
 Elevation: 10300  Feature: Lake
Notes: This is a great destination. When I was there in 2007, someone had rubber boats stashed. I heard they stock the lake with fish. This would be a good base for climbing Bighorn, South Thunder or Chipman Peak.


Destination
South Thunder
 Elevation: 11154  Feature: Peak
Notes: It is well guarded, so any route will be somewhat difficult. See Bells Canyon, Hogum Gulch and Lake Hardy from its summit.


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.532534    Longitude: -111.734904 

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