Empire Mine State Historic Park

Sacramento, California

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Beneath your feet, 367 miles of carefully constructed tunnels wind through the ore beds of the Empire Mine. Aboveground, Empire Mine State Historic Park maintains a much smaller system of trails that, instead of burrowing through rock, winds through a mature mixed evergreen forest and accesses remnants of California’s gold rush legacy
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by Tracy Salcedo- Chourre (Falcon Guides)

Beneath your feet, 367 miles of carefully constructed tunnels wind through the ore beds of the Empire Mine. Aboveground, Empire Mine State Historic Park maintains a much smaller system of trails that, instead of burrowing through rock, winds through a mature mixed evergreen forest and accesses remnants of California’s gold rush legacy

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Sacramento
Distance: 3.9
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2-3 hours
Season: Trails and visitor center are open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., year-round; closed Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Thanksgiving.
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Empire Mine State Historic Park, 10791 E. Empire St., Grass Valley 95945; (530) 2738522; www.empiremine.org
Local Maps: USGS Grass Valley CA; online at www .parks .ca .gov/?page_id=25137; available for a small fee at gift shop in visitor center
Driving Directions: Directions to Empire Mine State Historic Park

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Apr 2018