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Blue Gravel Trail


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Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 2.2 miles
Duration: Unknown
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Overview :  Trail travels through a canyon near a seasonal creek, and the old Blue Gravel Mine, once a gold mine in the area operated by the City.... more »

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Points of Interest

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3. Historic Blue Gravel Mine

The City of Redding purchased 451 acres in 1927 for $8,500 and established Benton Airpark.Included in the land purchase was the Blue Gravel gold mine. It was the only gold mine in the United States owned by a city. It is said to be the hiding spot of stolen gold coins. The mine was named for the blue gravel waste site near the mill.