These 8 Trails In Northern California Will Lead You To Extraordinary Ancient Ruins

Northern California has plenty of spectacular hikes, but only a few of these trails actually leads to abandoned and historical spots. These interactive hikes lead you to places where you will learn about the past of Northern California, so even if you don’t consider yourself outdoorsy, these are some amazing hikes to take in the region.

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On these historic and interesting hikes, remember to respect history by leaving these areas untouched and to always “pack it in, pack it out” when visiting natural or historic areas of our state.

If you want to check out some more abandoned places that requires less physical activity, you might be interested in reading This Abandoned Road Trip That Takes You To Northern California’s Most Abandoned Places.