Independent Mine Trail

Ochoco National Forest, Oregon

Elevation Gain122ft
Trailhead Elevation5,794ft
Elevation Min/Max5678/5794ft
Elevation Start/End5794/5794ft

Independent Mine Trail

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.

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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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Trail Information

Ochoco National Forest
Nearby City
Ochoco National Forest
Big Summit Ranger District, Ochoco National Forest 541-416-6500
Local Contacts
Prineville and Big Summit ranger district maps provide the best coverage, but do not show the entire trail. USGS: Lookout Mountain (does not show all the forest roads). The Ochoco National Forest Recreation map shows the trail, so bring both the forest and district maps.
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Oct 2018