The Hardrock Trail Leads You Past Relics From The Gold Rush In Northern California

Going for a hike is a great way to spend a few hours with Northern California’s beauty—even better if it packs in a history lesson on the way! The Hardrock Trail in Empire Mine State Historic Park is a trail that does just that. Boasting both spectacular natural scenery, hikers will be led past long-abandoned relics from the Gold Rush. Plus, it’s short and easy which makes it ideal for families and hikers of all skill levels. Keep scrolling to read all about it.

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