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Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park

Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park is nestled amongst the pine-studded chaparral forest of the Sierra Nevada Foothills and is home to California’s largest hydraulic gold mine. Visitors can see huge cliffs carved by mighty jets of water, results of the gold-mining technique of washing away entire mountains to find gold. The park Visitor Center features displays on mining and pioneer life in the old mining town of North Bloomfield, as well as a short video on hydraulic mining. Phone (530) 265-2740 for more information.

The Overlook Trail is an ‘out-and-back’ accessible trail that is 0.13 miles each way that ends at an overlook of the Diggins escarpment. The surface is compacted aggregate for most of the trail. The trail is generally flat at less than 5% slopes with intermittent sections between 5% to 8%. Accessible parking is provided at the trailhead along North Bloomfield Road.

Accessible Trail Data
Trail Name Running Slope Cross Slope Trail Width Trail Surface
Overlook Trail 4% Average 2.2% Average 5 FT Average Aggregate & Wood
8% Maximum 5% Maximum 5 FT Minimum

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For more information: access@parks.ca.gov | Phone: (916) 445-8949 | Fax: (916) 449-8966
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