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Remains of a ghost town, scenery, and an easy trail collude to make this one of the most interesting short hikes in the Tuolumne region.
Bennettville Professional Review and Guide
"Remains of a ghost town, scenery, and an easy trail collude to make this one of the most interesting short hikes in the Tuolumne region."
--Barry Parr, Hiking The Sierra Nevada (Falcon Guides).
More Bennettville Professional Reviews and Guides
"The walk past the Great Sierra Tunnel and onto Bennettville takes you back to the 1880s and Tioga Pass’s brief mining boom. The subalpine setting is spectacular, with wonderful views of Mount Dana, the picturesque Tioga Tarns, and endless summer wildflowers. With such varied treats along the way and not much elevation gain, this is a perfect walk with kids."
--Elizabeth Wenk, 50 Best Short Hikes: Yosemite National Park and Vicinity (Wilderness Press).
"Take a pleasant ride on an old wagon road, part of the original Tioga Road, to the ruins of Bennettville, once a community and headquarters for the Tioga Mining District. All that remains are two buildings, a few ruins, and an old mine and ore track."
--Mark Davis, Reanne & Don Douglass, Mountain Biking the Eastern Sierra's Best 100 Trails (Fine Edge Productions).
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