Tours: Walk Where the Pioneers Walked


Douglas County

China Ditch Automobile Loop. Douglas County.
The driving tour includes a 4000-foot portion of China Ditch. Sites to view include hydraulic mining equipment, and evidence of hydraulic mining. Download information, map, and directions at: China Ditch Automobile Loop | Bureau of Land Management (blm.gov)

Grant County

Ah Heng Mining Complex. Grant County.
There is still evidence of the Ah Heng Company's placer and hydraulic mining on the tributary to the Middle Fork John Day River. A virtual tour with information, map, and directions at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd519936.pdf

Jackson County

Gin Lin Mining Trail. Jackson County.
The walking trail includes hydraulic mining equipment, water ditch, and prospect hole. Download information, map, and directions at:

Grave Creek to China Gulch. Jackson County. The trail begins at the Grave Creek Trailhead with China Gulch being 2.2 miles further. China Gulch was an 1880's Chinese mining area. Download information, map, and directions at: Rogue River Trail Guide (blm.gov)

Sterling Mine Ditch Trail System. Jackson County. The trail is for walking or horseback riding. It includes portion of the ditch, evidence of hydraulic mining, and mining equipment. Download information, map, and directions at: Sterling Mine Ditch Trail | Bureau of Land Management (blm.gov) 

Josephine County

Chinese Placer Area. Josephine County. China Gulch, China Gulch Rapids, China Bar, and China Bar Rapids are near Mule Creek which is approximately 22 miles downriver from the Grave Creek Trailhead. Download information, map, and directions at:  Rogue River Trail Guide (blm.gov)

Umatilla County

Pendleton Underground. Umatilla County. Learn about Pendleton’s underground and the Chinese exhibits with a tour at: www.pendletonundergroundtours.org

Virtual Tour

How to take a Chinese history tour of Oregon.
The virtual tour visits about 13 places around Oregon. A brief narrative gives insight into what is depicted. https://www.oregonlive.com/travel/2022/02/how-to-take-a-chinese-history-tour-of-oregon.html