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Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park

North Bloomfield Road, Nevada City, CA 95959
+1 530-265-2740
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Quiet old ghost town in the mountains

We visited in the summer. The museum is a nice little place to see some historical mining... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Robin T
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Nevada City, California
Not much....

There may not be much here but it is the most beautiful area you will have the pleasure of walking... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
Aundrea D
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“ghost town” (7 reviews)
“gold mining” (13 reviews)
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North Bloomfield Road, Nevada City, CA 95959
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+1 530-265-2740
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited in the summer. The museum is a nice little place to see some historical mining artifacts and get a short history lesson by watching a nicely done video. Seeing the old buildings from the original settlement was nice. We did not take the...More

Thank Robin T
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

There may not be much here but it is the most beautiful area you will have the pleasure of walking g through. Gorgeous scenery and great for pictures. Beautiful anytime of year.

1  Thank Aundrea D
Reviewed 26 January 2017

This time of year it is cold and dusted with snow, but in the spring or summer this is a family great-time getaway. Imagine a couple of hours exploring one of our most exciting times in history, the 49er Gold Rush. A family could spend...More

Thank Patti F
Reviewed 26 December 2016

We visited this park in December and it was empty. The museum and visitor center were closed. It was still very fun and interesting though. Upon reaching the park, there are remnants of an old mining village, including a general store, blacksmith, old homes, a...More

Thank Dateleaf
Reviewed 17 November 2016

This place is a neighborhood treat that's great for the whole family. The watering hole and hikes around lend themselves to a day full of fun. There's even a jungle gym for the kids and a horseshoe pit to have some family fun. This is...More

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We did the 10.5 mile loop by connecting 4 trails together. It was strenuous but worth it. You could actually do less miles for a more leisurely stroll. It was beautiful hike. I drove the shorter route that got me thru gravel roads of almost...More

1  Thank Evelyn C
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Malakoff Diggins is challenging to get to. I wish we'd read the web site first - we took the North Bloomfield Road (dirt road) in. It's seven miles long. Trust me - look on the web site first for directions. Regardless of how you get...More

Thank PhantomPhlyer
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Malakoff is a perfect fall day trip when the area weather has cooled down. The area was settled by miners and was a company town for goldmining until it was deemed a natural/ecological disaster to the area and all parts downstream to the SF Bay....More

1  Thank bagdad-by-the-bay
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park is a state park unit preserving the largest hydraulic mining site in California. There are many trails to discover in several areas of the park as well as camp sites. The town is now maintained by the State Parks and...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Just has the feeling that you are far far away from the world and far back in time. The old town are is not commercial it's there as a taste of what it really looking like in the 1860's.

Thank snappyjo
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