Independent Mine Trail

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Trail Snapshot

Report (Date)
Length
4.0 miles
Elevation
1407'
Rating
Forecast
Trail bed is covered deep snow. Snow is unpacked and not rideable.

Trail Reports

  • Chris Sheppard October 22, 2016 at 10:06 amLast mile of northern aspect section has 4" of snow. On off bike for 15 min.
  • David Caplan June 21, 2016 at 5:51 pmTiming is everything. Rode Round Mtn - Lookout Mtn loop today… independent Mine trail had just finished being cleared from the trailhead to the top. Might still be one big tree down. Not sure if they were going to be able to get to it today or not. But it's easy to get around. Big thanks to the saw crews out in the Ochocos! Conditions couldn't be better right now. Narrow ribbon of tacky dirt and tons of wild flowers. Get after it soon.
 

Trail Description

The Independent Mine Trail is an alternative to climbing the Lookout Mountain Trail to the summit of Lookout Mountain. Combine it with Lookout Mountain to create a great 8 mile high-country loop.

Start by climbing Forest Road 4205 from the Lookout/Round Mountain trailhead until you veer off to the left on Independent Mine. Once you reach the summit you can turn back down hill to the trail head, or ride the Lookout Mountain downhill to the Ochoco Forest Camp.

Late summer and early fall are the best times to ride the Ochoco Mountains. With summits around 7000′, the snow tends to last well past spring. The trails are used by hunters, hikers, and horseback riders, so plan to share the trail with others.

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Trail Reports » Independent Mine

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  1. Chris Sheppard says:

    Last mile of northern aspect section has 4″ of snow. On off bike for 15 min.

  2. David Caplan says:

    Timing is everything. Rode Round Mtn – Lookout Mtn loop today… independent Mine trail had just finished being cleared from the trailhead to the top. Might still be one big tree down. Not sure if they were going to be able to get to it today or not. But it’s easy to get around. Big thanks to the saw crews out in the Ochocos! Conditions couldn’t be better right now. Narrow ribbon of tacky dirt and tons of wild flowers. Get after it soon.

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