Independent Mine Trail

Ochoco National Forest, Oregon

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Independent Mine Trail is a hiking trail in Crook County, Oregon. It is within Ochoco National Forest. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 5,794 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 122 feet. The Independent Mine (Open) (elevation 5,735 feet) quarry can be seen along the trail.
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Independent Mine Trail is a hiking trail in Crook County, Oregon. It is within Ochoco National Forest. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 5,794 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 122 feet. The Independent Mine (Open) (elevation 5,735 feet) quarry can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: National Forest Development Road 4205.
Activity Type: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Ochoco National Forest
Distance: 0.3
Elevation Gain: 122 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 5,794 feet
Top Elevation: 5,794 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Independent Mine Trail
Parks: Ochoco National Forest
Elevation Min/Max: 5678/5794 ft
Elevation Start/End: 5794/5794 ft
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The trailhead is about 30 miles east of Prineville. Tread: singletrack. Hazards: the Independent Mine extracted cinnabar, a red-colored ore containing mercury. Do not play on the mine tailings or venture off the trail near the mine. Watch for sudden changes in weather.

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May 2018