Keane Wonder Mine Trail

Lone Pine, California 93545

Keane Wonder Mine Trail

Keane Wonder Mine Trail Professional Review and Guide

"A steep, out-and-back hike on an old mining troad in the Funeral Mountains to the historic ruins of mines, a mill, and tramways. The Keane Wonder Mine was one of the two largest producing gold mines in the Death Valley region,the other being the Skidoo Mine. The artifacts and remnants of this mine have significant historical value and should not be removed or disturbed in any way."

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"An old mining road in the Funeral Mountains leads to the historic ruins of mines, a mill, and tramways. The route is steep and rocky, and the scenic views down the canyon to Death Valley are dramatic. (See note below; check with the park service to see if the site is open.)

The Keane Wonder Mine was developed at a time and in a location of hundreds of gold, silver, and lead strikes. The relative success of this venture makes its history and today’s ruins all the more intriguing. It all began in 1903 with an almost-unheard-of lucky strike by an unemployed Irish miner named Jack Keane and his partner. After months of futile searching for silver, Keane accidentally stumbled across a huge ledge of gold, calling the find the “Keane Wonder Mine” out of his total astonishment at being so fortunate."

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3/20/2010
The entire area around the Keane Wonder Mine, including this trail, has been closed by the National Park Service do to unsafe conditions.
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3/8/2007
A nice hike up the side of a mountain in Death Valley. Don't try this in the summer as it would get quite toasty. Anyone of reasonable fitness should be able to hike to the top of the main mine given enough time. To take a look at my photos of this hike go to: http://americanhikingadventures.com/web_galleries/Keane_Wonder_Mine_Death_Valley_March_2007/index.html Enjoy!
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Trail Information

Lone Pine
Nearby City
4
Distance
1,560 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
2 to 3 hours
Duration
October through April
Season
1,320 feet
Trailhead Elevation
2,880 feet
Top Elevation
Death Valley National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Chloride City
Local Maps