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Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park

North Bloomfield Road, Nevada City, CA 95959
530-265-2740
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Ranked #4 of 19 Attractions in Nevada City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Mines
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Cornelius
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We really enjoyed the tour given by one of the volunteers. She took us through each of the buildings and explained the history behind it. The tour took about an hour to walk main street and see all the buildings. History buffs will love this place. It is a shame that there isn't enough money in the state to take... More

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Sacramento, California
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225 reviews 225 reviews
96 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

There are multiple trails in the area, which are accessible from the overlooks. You can also get a view from the campground on the east side of the park. Pick up a map and pay the park fee at the museum in North Bloomfield. The ranger there can provide recommendations based on you time-frame and desired level of hiking. The... More

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Vacaville, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It got too hot to do any hiking, the small lake at the end of town was nice to picnic. You need to go there when it is cooloer

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Dublin, California, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Super idyllic and well maintained little park. The townsite of Bloomfield is beautiful and will worth a day trip. The hikes around the mine are fantastic. The service around the place is sorely lacking. The museum/visitor center was supposed to be opened at 10am and was still closed when we got there on a weekend at 11:30am. The reservation website... More

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Elk Grove, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Amazing history of gold mining and a chance to actually go down into the gold mine. The owners home was nearby which was beautifully done.

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Sacramento, CA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Although the gold mining aspect of the park is a sad monument to man's tendency to befoul his own environment, other parts of the park are beautiful and natural. Good hiking, lovely river spots. A good place to go.

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Fishertown PA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This state park is very surreal-like at the actual sites of the gold mining process . . . looks like a miniature Bryce Canyon (as far as the colors are concerned) . . . we were the only ones there which made it seem even more "eerie". There is also a ghost town (North Bloomfield) within the park which is... More

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Nevada City, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

This is a very historical location. It shows the damage done by early gold miners using hydraulic mining techniques, but now nature has reclaimed most of the land turning it into interesting shapes and colors. Good for a day trip or camping. Hot in summer, so spring and fall are best.

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Nevada City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

good trails, not difficult. best in spring or fall, hot in summer. diggins are interesing and a good educational tool about old mining processes. the museum is great, but might be closed now due to lack of funds. cheap cabins to rent. a good spot to stay and explore the area..4-wheel drive is a good idea and don't use GPS... More

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Nevada City, California
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Malakoff Diggins This was one of the California State Parks slated for possible closure. It is kept open with a skeleton crew. However the experience has not changed. This is a great day or multiday trip for all ages! The campground is currently closed although there are cabins available through Reserve America beginning in early May. There is also a... More

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