Independent Mine Trail For Mountain Biking

The 51st most popular mountain bike trail in Oregon.

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Near Prineville in the Ochoco National Forest, for the Independent Mine Trail (#808), the mountain bike trailhead is marked as Round Mountain Trailhead and is located on FS Road 42, 7 miles from Ochoco Ranger Station. The trail begins on the west side of the parking lot across from FS Road 4205. The trail has some steep sections, but over one-third is in high mountain meadows with fantastic 360-degree views. Both this trail and Trail #804 (Lookout Mountain) are in areas that offer wilderness-like opportunities in a primitive environment. The only development you will encounter on the mountain is a shelter located near the top.

Overall, Independent Mine Trail is the 51st most popular mountain bike trail of all 56 mountain biking rides in Oregon. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Independent Mine Trail including Green Mountain Trail, Lookout Mountain Trail, Summit Trail, Cougar Creek Trail, Mt. Pisgah/Indian Praire Trail and Rock Creek TrailRound Mountain Trail.


Local Contact(s):  ONF (503) 416-6500; Oregon Tourism (800) 547-7842.

Best Season:  May - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here

Date Published:  1/3/2016

Date Updated:  7/29/2016

ID:  6390


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