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The Thorn Point Trail is approximately three miles long. It starts a Thorn Meadows campground and terminates at the Thorn Point Lookout. Elevation ranges from 5,000 feet to 6,935 feet. The majority of this trail is a steep uphill climb.

Directions: From Taft, Travel eight miles south on Highway 33. Continue south for 13 miles after Highway 33 joins Highway 166. Turn south to stay on Highway 33 and travel about 20 miles, turn left (east) onto Lockwood Valley Road and travel about 17 miles east to Grade Valley Road (FS 7N03). The trailhead is located about seven miles south of Lockwood Valley Road along the Thorn Meadows Road (FS 7N03C).

Elevation: 5,000 feet

Ending Elevation: 6,935 feet

Elevation Gain: 1,935 feet

Distance: 3 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

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Los Padres National Forest, California

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