Hurt Cabin Trail #1178


This trail is within Kalmiopsis Wilderness east of the Sourganme Botanical Area. It leads down an old mining road to a former chrome and copper mining site. Use caution when traveling, this is a steep and rugged trail. Portions of the Silver Fire Burn of 1987 can be seen. The trail ends at Hurt Cabin site, an old mining area. Backpacking, horseback riding, interpretive opportunities, day hiking, geologic investigation, solitude opportunities. Parking on roadside, no restroom facilities. No motorized vehicles or mechanized equipment (i.e. bicycles) are allowed within the 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

Fees No
Open Season: June
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply
Closest Towns:
  • Gold Beach, OR
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.
Information Center: Gold Beach Ranger District

General Information


From Gold Beach, Oregon, go south on Highway 101 to the second Hunter Creek exit. Follow Hunter Creek Road (County road 636), which becomes Forest Road 3680, several miles to Forest Road 400. Take this road for about 2 miles to Forest Road 420. Look for a sign to the right of the road (downhill side).



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  Area/Length : 
1.6 miles

  Elevation : 
1,300 feet - 3,100 feet range