Mineral Ridge Scenic Area and Recreation Trail

Station 11: Station Radio Viewpoint

People hiking on the trail

You might be wondering about the odd name for this location. After all, there is no radio or tower here. The name refers to the Radio Mining Company, which consisted of five mining claims at the head of Varnum Creek. The company was active in the early 1930s leaving 1,375 feet of underground workings. The distance to Station 12 is fairly long. As you proceed, see if you can identify plant species that were introduced at the start of the hike, find a rotting log and explore soil building and decomposition processes, or look for signs of forest insects and disease.