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Pets allowed
Allowed
Elevation Gain
620.00 ft (188.98 m)
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
1.50 mi (2.41 km)
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This short but steep hike provides panoramic views of the Umpqua National Forest and surrounding mountains like the Three Sisters and Mount McLoughlin. Starting in the Bohemia Saddle parking area, the trail travels up to the summit along a steep and narrow trail. In late June, wildflowers blanket the hillsides. Once at the top, be sure to walk out to the east end of the plateau for better views of the forest, the lookout tower on neighboring Fairview Peak, Diamond Peak, and the old town of Bohemia City down below to the north.

Named after the Czech immigrant, James “Bohemia” Johnson, who discovered gold in the area in 1863, Bohemia Mining District boomed in the late 1800s and early 1900s. It was one of the most productive mining areas in the Cascades. The old mines as well as some mining equipment are on private land, but the old post office building is located on federal land. Hikers can walk the half-mile in to explore the area, but proceed with caution.

There are other adventures nearby to check out such as Fairview Peak, Bohemia City (the old ghost town), and the Musick Guard Station, which is available to rent for the night.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Panoramic views. Wildflowers.

Cons

Rough roads.

Trailhead Elevation

5,350.00 ft (1,630.68 m)

Highest point

5,950.00 ft (1,813.56 m)

Features

Backcountry camping
Historically significant
Geologically significant
Big vistas
Wildflowers
Mine
Old-growth forest
Wildlife

Typically multi-day

No

Permit required

No

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Comments

07/01/2018
Easy trail. Lots of other things to see in the area. If you are into gold mining check out the museum in cottage grove. There are 3 roads to get there, noonday road is by far the easiest. Google maps takes you up champion road which needs a high clearance vehicle.

Here is a video showing history and views of the Bohemia area:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mmWmITySHY
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