Mayflower Tr1559

3D view of Mayflower Trail #1559

Overall: 4

Aerobic: 6

Technical: 5

Steepness: 6

Flow: 4

Singletrack: 50%

Mayflower Tr1559 is a short ride to the Mayflower mine, linked with some mining roads to create a CCW loop.




Avg: 6.5mi



Elevation Change

Avg Ascent:2350'

Ascent Incline



Avg: 2hr





Too short to be a destination ride, getting to the TH is also very time consuming, so considered this to be a local trail to use if camping in the area.

Be very careful around the Mayflower mine and other mine sites, as tunnels and paths often lead to steep, deep vertical shafts.

Bohemia National Recreation Tr1407 was created in 1864-65 as a wagon route to the Bohemia Mines, through old-growth forest, rock cliffs and open meadows.

Bohemia Mountain Tr1440 is a steep hiking trail which leads to the rocky summit of Bohemia Mountain, the highest point on the Cottage Grove District.

Area Hiking: Hardscrabble Ridge Tr1408A and Fairview Creek Tr1408 travel through large second growth Douglas fir forest on routes historically used by Bohemia Mountain miners. Fairview Creek offers towering old growth forest, steep rock walls and a cascading stream. The trail used to ascend to Knott Tr1417 but that section is currently not maintained or passable.

Directions: NW Forest Pass required right at the TH. SR138E 23mi to FR38 (Steamboat Creek Rd), for 19mi to the FR3830 (Horse Heaven Rd) TH. View Larger Map. No Map?.

Mayflower Trail #1559 Topo Map

Loop Directions

mine tour

Mayflower Area Topo Map

  • TH: From the Windy Creek TH, ride alongside Horse Heaven Creek to the Mayflower Mine, passing the Mayflower Shelter and return trail on the left at .7mi. Cross Hobart Creek at 1.2mi, then ascend 600' along the steep hillside terrain to FR025.
  • 1.8mi: At the Mayflower Mine, go left onto FR025 and ascend 800' to FR3829 and the ride summit.
  • 3.3mi: Go left onto FR3829 and descend alongside the ridgeline to FR020, passing Frog Rock at 4mi.
  • 4.7mi: Find the trail on the left side of the road and begin the fast descent to the Mayflower Shelter. FR020 is just beyond this upper trailhead, and crosses the trail so another option if the upper TH is overgrown or otherwise not found. Descend 800' then cross a creek at 5.2mi.
  • 5.8mi: Reach the lower trail at the Mayflower Shelter, then go right and return to the TH.



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Trail Rankings

Ranking consistently applied to all of the listed trails.

  • Overall Rating: Ride quality and challenge
  • Aerobic: Ascent challenge
  • Technical Difficulty: Terrain challenge
  • Steepness: Average incline
  • Flow: Uninterrupted riding
  • Elevation Change: Total elevation gain
  • Ride Difficulty: Terrain challenge






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