Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park

Sacramento, California 94230

Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park

Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park Professional Review and Guide

"Follow the North Trail through a mixed evergreen forest containing vibrant stands of fragrant incense cedar and maroon-barked manzanita to a reconstructed Sierra Miwok village where the focal point is the largest chaw’se, or grinding rock, in North America.

A huge flat rock lies at the heart of the meadow and there the
women worked, in one of the most glorious kitchens nature could provide, surrounded by a woodland scented with incense cedar and thick with the oaks from which the Miwok harvested their staple crop, acorns.On the rock, outfitted with pestles and good company, the women prepared the acorns."

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Trail Information

Sacramento
Nearby City
1.6
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1 hour
Duration
Year-round
Season
California State Parks, Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park, Chaw’se Regional Indian Museum, 14881 Pine Grove–Volcano Rd., Pine Grove 96556; (209) 296-7488; www.parks.ca.gov/igr
Local Contacts
USGS Pine Grove CA; online at www.parks.ca.gov/?page_ id=25307
Local Maps

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Jul 2018