West Magnolia

Total Miles


2845.23 ft


1.5 Hours

Technical Rating



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.


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


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


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.