Mother Lode Mine Trail (#808A)


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This trail originates at the Mother Lode Mine Trailhead located at the end of Forest Service Road 4205. 

The trail goes to the old mine site where there are still remnants of the buildings and systems used when the mine was operational. 

The Forest Service is not actively maintaining the structures so they are best observed from a short distance.  This is a great exploratory hike for folks who are curious about the mining history of the Ochoco National Forest.

Click here to view a map of the Lookout Mountain trails system.

At a Glance

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



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Day Hiking

Hiking this trail will likely take visitors 2 to 4 hours depending on their fitness level and how much exploring or sightseeing they intend to do.


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  Area/Length : 
1.20 Miles