Gin Lin Trail
In 1881 Gin Lin, a Chinese mining boss who had already successfully mined in other areas of the Applegate
Valley, purchased mining claims in the "Palmer Creek Diggings" area. Results of hydraulic mining
operations are evident along this trail. Gin Lin reportedly took up to $2 million in gold from his
claims in the Applegate Valley.
15 miles south of Jacksonville; Upper Applegate Rd. to Palmer Creek Road just beyond the McKee Bridge;
trailhead located near south side of Flumet Flat Campground. For information call (541) 776-7001.
Red Buttes Wilderness
Situated in both Oregon and California, Red Buttes Wilderness is a land of craggy peaks, cold mountain streams
and extensive stands of old-growth forests with occasional meadows and other openings.
The Wilderness contains thousands of acres of forest and rugged ridges where the visitor can seek and find solitude.
The high points provide panoramic vistas of the surrounding mountain peaks, including Mt. Shasta to the southeast,
Mt. McLoughlin to the northeast, and Preston Peak to the southwest.