Gardner Mine #1122


Located in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. This basically moderate grade old mining road through rugged serpentine rock country offers a glimpse into the history of old chrome mining operations at Gardner and Rosie mines. A detour via Gardner Mine Loop Trail #1122A offers a shortcut over to Vulcan Lake.

This trail is located in the Biscuit Fire area that burned in the year 2002. Although Forest Service trail crews have been repairing and maintaining many of the affected trails since the Biscuit Fire, visitors should take into consideration (because of the substantially increased risk of fire-killed snags falling) that travel and camping may be more difficult and require greater concern for safety.

Facilities are available at the Vulcan Lake / Johnson Butte Trailhead.

At a Glance

Open Season: Spring - Fall
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply
Closest Towns:
  • Brookings, OR
Water: Water available along trail. Surface water should be treated.
Information Center: Gold Beach Ranger District

General Information

General Notes:

Use Vulcan Lake / Johnson Butte Trailhead

Take Johnson Butte Trail from the trailhead for 0.7 miles to the beginning of Gardner Mine Trail.



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  Area/Length : 
2.6 miles

  Elevation : 
3,800 feet