This Hike Takes You To A Place Northern California’s First Residents Left Behind
Editor’s Note: Due to the devastation caused by the 2018 Carr Fire, many parts of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, including this one, are currently closed. You can check which parts of the park are open to the public by going to the National Park Service website here.
There’s no denying that our state’s existence is largely due to the California Gold Rush that took place during the mid nineteenth century. This historic era brought hundreds of thousands of people to the area and catapulted California to statehood. This is why it’s so thrilling to come across places that have been left behind by the state’s very first miners and prospectors. These sites are a fascinating reminder of our roots and visiting them is always a pleasure. The Tower House Historic District Loop takes hikers to an amazing spot that has long been abandoned by some of Northern California’s first residents. Both nature lovers and history enthusiasts won’t be able to resist this simple but incredible hike.
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