The Thundering Trail is a 1951 American film produced and directed by Ron Ormond starring Lash LaRue and Al "Fuzzy" St. John. It was the ninth of LaRue's films for Ormond's Western Adventures Productions Inc. The film was the third to be released by Howco, Ron Ormond's new film company composed of Ormond and drive-in movie owners Joy N. Houck and J. Francis White, and Ormond's second film as director. The screenplay is co-written by Ormond's wife June Carr and Associate Producer Ira S. Webb. The film features a large amount of footage from previous Ormond LaRue Westerns.