Independent Mine Trail (#808)


This 8-mile loop trail travels through old growth fir and pine thickets. As it gains elevation, it meanders through beautiful mountain meadows and reaches the top of Lookout Mountain. A shelter is located near the top. The trail follows an old road for about 0.3 miles, turns left, and descends for 4 miles back to the starting point.

This trail can also be accessed from the Mother Lode Mine Trailhead at the end of Forest Service Road 4205. 

Click here for a map of the Lookout Mountain trails system.

At a Glance

Fees No Fee
Closest Towns: Prineville, Oregon
Operated By: Forest Service



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Mountain Biking

This trail is open to recreational Mountain Biking and can link up with a few other trails including ((Mother Lode Mine (#808A), Line Butte (#807) or Lookout Mountain (#804)) to make for a long day of riding.


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Horse Riding & Camping

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Winter Sports

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Areas & Activities


  Area/Length : 
3.8 miles