– Distance: ~ .8 miles
– Min/max elev.: 3450’/3547′
– Elev. gain/loss: 280’/-350′
Lamb Mine is a multi-use out-and-back trail that starts at Lamb Saddle, at the intersections of Toothpick, Caterpillar, and Marty’s.
This relatively flat, dead-end trail offers views of the Ashland watershed, Reeder Reservoir and Wagner Butte. The trail ends at a scenic vista point overlooking Reeder Reservoir. Over the years, users have extended the path, maybe hoping to connect to Winburn ridge or the East fork of Ashland creek. The trail does not go to either.
The Lamb mine was a gold mine from the early 1900s and the trail follows portions of an old mining ditch built to bring water from Ashland Creek. The ditch trail passes by one of the old “adits” (tunnels with one entrance) of the Lamb Mine.
Written by Torsten Heycke 05/12/2020