To get to Old Robe Trail take Highway 92 towards Granite Falls. Drive west onto Mountain Loop Highway for 3.9 miles and the trailhead will be on your left. This trail can be hiked just about anytime of the year. The length of the hike is 2.2 miles one way and is set at more difficult.
Your starting elevation is at the trailhead is 1000 feet which will soon descend to 600 feet. As you start off on this trail you will enter second growth forest and enter into a former mill town known as Robe.
The trail is flat until you meet the river, then steep hillside and results of erosion just take over. Along the route you will go back into history, as the rail-trail was made for the Monte Cristo gold rush days.
The survey of the land was so steep that tunnels were placed in frequent locations along the line. Be sure to use caution when entering the tunnels. You will experience 4 different tunnels along the rail-way. One report list the tunnel # 3 as having collapsed. This trail is on private land so please respect the landowners right by staying on the trail and packing your garbage out.