Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park

Gabbs, Nevada 89409

Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A day hike in a turn-of-the-twentieth-century mining town. A self-guided trail leads through the old town of Berlin, with extensive signs explaining the history and features. A nature trail also leads from the campground to the ichthyosaur fossil shelter. The mining history of the area started in 1863 when a group of prospectors discovered silver in Union Canyon.

The Union Mining District was formed in 1864, but the Berlin Mine wasn’t established until 1895.The town of Berlin was now in its heyday, which lasted until 1911. At its peak Berlin and its suburbs included about 250 people. Many buildings from this period still remain. The Berlin Mine, a shaft mine with 3 miles of tunnels, produced approximately $849,000 of gold."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 hours
Late spring through fall
Nevada Division of State Parks, 901 S. Stewart St., 5th Floor, Suite 5005, Carson City, NV 89701-5248; (775) 684-2770;
Local Contacts
USGS topo map: Ione and Grantsville
Local Maps