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Monroe Ridge Trail Professional Review and Guide
"Coloma, which now lies mostly within Marshall Gold Discovery State Park, was the epicenter of the California Gold Rush during the mid 1800s. It’s clear from the outset of the hike—which starts at a monument to gold-discoverer James Marshall— that this area was not passed over by the Gold Rush. The Monroe Ridge Trail continues on a loop through oak forests and overgrown orchards belonging to the Monroe family, one of California’s unsung African-American pioneer families. And at the halfway point, the trail passes through the historic town center. Terrain: Dirt path and some paved road through oak forests and over tall, rolling hills."
--Dan Brett, Hike America: Northern California (The Globe Pequot Press).
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