Hike through grassy wildflower meadows with a great diversity of species including glacial lilies, lupine, mariposa lilies, penstemon and asters. Spruce and fir forests grow in some sections along the ridge.
The Mount Thompson Rim trail is great for beginner hikers, families and people who want an scenic view hike and be able to drive all the way to the ridge, but remember it is a very rough steep road to drive. In addition, there are a couple of short sections that involve easy scrambling. Note that water is not available along this route.