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 55 mountain biking rides in Oregon.