Gardner Mine Loop Trail #1122A


This trail provides a different return route to the Vulcan Lake Trailhead or the opportunity to travel on either the Johnson Butte Trail #1110 or Gardner Mine Trail #1122 from Vulcan Lake. Exploration of the old Gardner Chrome Mine site is also possible on the return. Rock cairns mark the way on this rocky peridotite/serpentine trail. This trail is within Kalmiopsis Wilderness.

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.

At a Glance

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

General Information

General Notes:

Use Vulcan Lake / Johnson Butte Trailhead.

Take Vulcan Lake Trail #1110A or Johnson Butte Trail #1110 to Gardner Mine Trail #1122 to access the loop.



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  Area/Length : 
0.8 miles

  Elevation : 
3,800 feet