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Big Horn Mine Trail

Intermediate
 4.5 (12)

A fairly easy run, along an old wagon road, to an abandoned gold mine.


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Map Key

1.9

Miles

3.0

KM

89%

Runnable

6,874' 2,095 m

High

6,455' 1,968 m

Low

445' 136 m

Up

160' 49 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

From the Vincent Gap parking area, take the wide trail to the left (south). This old wagon road skirts the eastern side of Mt. Baden-Powell as it makes its way to the mine. At this elevation on the mountainside the vegetation is mostly scrub with scattered trees, so shade can be sparse. There are a couple of spots where the road has been washed out over the years, but the trail is easy to follow through the washes. There are a couple of washes that have ropes to assist in crossing, but these just add to the fun.

There is quite a bit of graffiti at the mine, but don't let that discourage you. Yes, you can do a little mine exploring, but there are dangers, and the Forest Service frowns upon it. Keep in mind that the mine is very dark and full of water.

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Jason Ethridge

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  4.5 from 12 votes

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#94

in California

#733

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Big Horn Mine.
Jun 18, 2016 near Wrightwood, CA

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