What's Near Independent Mine Trail?
From Prineville, drive 15 miles east on Highway 26. Right turn on county Road 123. Travel 8 miles, then just past Ochoco Ranger Station, turn right on Forest Road 42. Travel 6.5 miles to trailhead. The Trailhead is on a dirt road on the right side of FR 42. You can either park at the open area just off the paved road, or continue up the dirt road a few hundred meters where there are several places to park or camp.