3 - 4
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The Mineral Fork trail is a moderate hike along an old mining road with over 3,000 feet of elevation gain in 9 miles round trip.
It starts with some switchbacks through the woods and opens up into a very rocky and rugged canyon with a rich mining history.
The upper trail/road is on very loose shale and ends in a small filled in mining site.
There is a saddle that can be reached with a little more effort that offers nice views to the west.