Otter Creek Trail to Volcanoville Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This steep miners’ trail is a shorter, tamer version of the Last Chance Trail. Descending steeply into a thickly wooded canyon, the site of a short-lived gold scramble in 1851, the trail climbs to the old mining camp of Volcanoville. On a single-track trail, you will walk through what appears to be an old mining ditch and round the hill through thick forests of Douglas fir, mossy tan oak, toyon, and madrone, a broadleaf tree with very hard yellowish wood and reddish peeling bark. From time to time you will catch views through the trees of the ridge between Otter Creek and Missouri Canyon, jutting like a ship’s prow into the canyon where their waters join."