West Magnolia

Total Miles
4.2

Elevation

2,845.23 ft

Duration

1.5 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Kids will love this small area with intersecting forest roads and camping. To camp, enter at the north end. No dirt bikes allowed on this trail. Open May 15 to November 30.

Photos of West Magnolia

West Magnolia
West Magnolia
West Magnolia

Difficulty

Easy. Very narrow most of the way with one very steep downhill section. Lots of undulations. Can become rutted after heavy rainstorms.

History

Champion Mine was in operation until about 1940. The main shaft was 250 ft. deep with cross-cut shafts 80 to 150 ft. long. The mine produced primarily gold and silver. Several buildings, including an assay office, boarding house, blacksmith shop, pump house and president's cottage, made up a small company town called Phoenix. The 10-stamp press at the mill is worth the hike.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Lee Biersner
Apr 27, 2024
4x4
Temporarily Closed
Seasonal Closure
Brad Siegfreid
Sep 23, 2023
2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser
Open
Normal
Cfmoto800 97 Jeep Orvis
Jun 29, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Vincenzo Perri
Jun 03, 2023
SxS
Temporarily Closed
Closed Gate

Access Description

From Rollinsville on Hwy. 119, just south of mile marker 21, head west 0.8 mile on C.R. 16. Turn right uphill on F.S. 105. To start on north end, find parking lot on Highway 119 about a mile north of where Hwy. 72 intersects Hwy. 119. Follow West Magnolia Road west about 1.4 miles to F.S. 355 on left.

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