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.
dogs on leash
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.
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!
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.