TO TRAILHEAD: To get there, take Highway 2 to the Index turnoff. Drive past Index and continue on the Index-Galena Road for about five miles to the Trout Creek Bridge, just before the road washout. Just past the bridge take a right onto a forest road. Park here or drive the gravel road to the mines.
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Points of Interest
Location: 47.862967, -121.484713Altitude: 264.7266846
Trail head. Hike through the gate and follow the rough forest road up the hill.
Location: 47.861060, -121.486173Altitude:
Trout Creek in morning light. The lower part of the creek can be accessed by heading in the opposite direction at the start of the trail.
Road and alders
Location: 47.859159, -121.469972Altitude:
Young alder lines the road leading up to the mine.
Location: 47.857257, -121.465110Altitude: 393.302002
Site of the old mill. The terraced stone foundations are still intact.
Location: 47.857201, -121.465123Altitude:
Stone work of the old mill
Location: 47.856262, -121.463013Altitude: 406.760376
Leave the road and turn left onto a boot path
Location: 47.856245, -121.461656Altitude: 436.8359375
Trail junction. Turn Right to go to adit #1
Location: 47.856820, -121.461500Altitude: 237.5697021
Adit #1, is filled with water. ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK. The area is unstable, and many life threatening hazards exist.
Location: 47.856834, -121.461400Altitude:
Hiker at the entrance to adit #1
Location: 47.856834, -121.461389Altitude:
Inside look of adit #1 filled with water.
Location: 47.857354, -121.460845Altitude: 504.8140869
The ceiling collapsed to expose stope #1, which is a large open pit. A three tiered wooden platform is still present. ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK. The area is unstable, and many life threatening hazards exist.
Location: 47.857338, -121.460751Altitude:
Hiker looking at the platforms inside of stope #1
Location: 47.857396, -121.460912Altitude:
One of many places in the pit where water comes through the walls and drenches you.
Location: 47.858245, -121.462736Altitude:
This ventilation hole drops 150ft to the bottom of stope #11
Location: 47.858379, -121.463102Altitude: 521.1564941
Stope #11 is another open pit. Look up to see the ventilation hole in the ceiling. ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK. The area is unstable, and many life threatening hazards exist.
Location: 47.858360, -121.463004Altitude:
A few cross beams are intact inside of this stope
Location: 47.858296, -121.462832Altitude:
Looking up at the ventilation hole in the ceiling of the stope.
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