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Ol' Miners' Trail

Intermediate
 3.3 (3)

Visit old mining sites on a trail that contours above Jackson Creek.


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1.7

Miles

2.7

KM

Point to Point

2,197' 670 m

High

1,898' 578 m

Low

320' 98 m

Up

33' 10 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek

Need to Know

There are no fees to use this park. There are 7 designated parking areas throughout the park, each with room for 5 to 12 cars. They are located near clusters of trail heads. Some have chemical toilets but most have no amenities beyond a parking space. Very useful paper trails maps are sometimes available at the parking area kiosks but can also be obtained online.

Description

The 1.8 mile Ol' Miners' Trail starts at Parking Area P-1, climbs up past an historic gold mine and hydraulic mining site, then contours up-canyon to end near the confluence of Jackson and Cantrall Creeks. This trail was built on ditches dug 150 years ago by early gold miners to bring water to their diggings. The water that once flowed in this ditch powered the hydraulic mining site visible along today's trail.

Flora & Fauna

Watch out for ticks in the spring, rattlesnakes (rare) in the warmer months, and poison oak all year-round. Consider these nuisances if you let your dog off-leash.

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Shared By:

Bruce Hope

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Starting out on the Rail Trail
Sep 5, 2018 near Jackson…, OR
The Ol' Miners' Trail in winter
Sep 5, 2018 near Jackson…, OR
Along the Boulder Trail
Sep 9, 2018 near Jackson…, OR
Morning light on the Boulder Trail
Sep 9, 2018 near Jackson…, OR

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