Lamb Mine Trail
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The Lamb Mine Trail is a nice short hike for the entire family with historical and scenic interest. It’s open to mountain bikes too, but is more of a side trip as it’s a short dead end route. (Please keep speed to a minimum on this trail).
The trail offers panoramic views of Ashland Creek, Reeder Reservoir and Wagner Butte. Relics from the past mining are visible on the way. Trilliums, Tiger Lilies, Asters and Scarlet gilia dot the hill sides in early spring to mid summer. Beginning at the parking area on the loop road (2060) the trail follows portions of an old mining ditch built sometime in the early 1900’s to bring water from Ashland Creek to power a “stamp mill” located on the upper Tolman Creek road. The ditch trail passes by one of the old ‘adits’ (tunnels with one entrance) of the Lamb Mine, excavated in to the granite slope in search of gold.
The trail ends at a scenic vista point overlooking Reeder Reservoir and the Ashland Municipal Watershed. Please use care to protect this sensitive environment. Do not leave the trail. No camping or campfires are permitted in the Watershed. Access to the trail may be closed in the summer when fire danger is extreme and watch out for poison oak!
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