Bohemia Mountain Trail and Ghost Town

MODERATE 7 reviews
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Bohemia Mountain Trail and Ghost Town is a 3.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Oakridge, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1302 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

A short hike with a beautiful view. Also explore an old mining town, including gold mines. The Bohemia Mountain Trail leads up a steep grade to the rocky summit of Bohemia Mountain, the highest point on the Cottage Grove District. On a clear day, view the peaks of the Cascade Range from Mt. Hood to Mt. Shasta. Wildflowers bloom along rock meadows and bluffs in late June. Below the mountain is the ghost town of Bohemia City. You'll find a few old remnants of the town including several mines that have been collapsed, and which you SHOULD NOT ENTER. I've marked one old mine on the guide which is ok to take a look inside. You'll also find huge piles of tailings with lots of cool mineral deposits including quartz, pyrite and small bits of gold.

hiking
4 months ago

From the parking area, the trail is difficult to find. Park your car and walk up the road a little further (towards the camping area) and the trail will be on the right side of the road. If you visit early in the morning or late in the afternoon, be prepared for tons of mosquitoes (you’ll basically be walking through clouds of mosquitoes). The first time I came out here, I actually turned around because the mosquitoes were so intense and I was not adequately prepared. The hike to the top of the mountain is short but very steep. Once you get to the top, you receive one of the best views of the Cascades I have ever seen. You also see the ghost town down below and the nearby fire lookout.

The road up to the lookout is rough with ruts, potholes, and bedrock. 4WD is recommended but not required to reach the trailhead.

backpacking
10 months ago

Set up base camp at a valley on the south-west side of the mountain. Next day, we cross-country climbed off trail over 3000 feet through the westside. There is a lot of hidden scrambling on that side of the mountain ! Extremely tiring, but saw some amazing sights ! Ghost town was nice too.

hiking
10 months ago

Oregon Hiking - Bohemia Mountain & Fairview Peak

Both Fairview Peak with a fire tower and Bohemia Mountain have beautiful views. Nice paved road up 28 miles, then 8 miles of gravel road (lots of dust), and the last two miles were rough with ruts. I would recommend four wheel drive.

Fairview Peak is up a steep, rough, rutted gravel road. There is a restroom, picnic table and fire pit at the top.

Bohemia Mountain is a trail walk that is steep, narrow, some rocks and some large patches of snow on the trail (mom slipped and fell twice). The trailhead sign is to the right and a bit hard to notice. There are lots of mosquitoes. Lots of mosquitoes. We sprayed three separate times.

You can see Mt. Thielson, Mt Baker, Three Sisters, etc.

We were the only hikers in the group with a dog. Lassen did well.

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hiking
Sunday, August 09, 2015

This trail is very difficult but has a amazing view. Afterwards its fun to walk down to the Ghost Mining Town of Bohemia City. It's beautiful up there, I would take all my friends up there if I could!
WARNING! The road up to it is incredibly steep, full of potholes, and is covered with gravel and boulders. 4WD's and All wheel drives definitely recommended!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

We attempted this trip. Hit snow just after the turn-off from 22. About 10 miles from the starting point. Looking forward to trying it again when snow has melted.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, May 24, 2016