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Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park

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Address: North Bloomfield Road, Nevada City, CA 95959
Phone Number: 530-265-2740

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Don't bring the pooch!

We loved our recent all day visit to this State Park. Just remember dogs are not permitted on ANY of the park trails. Seems like a harsh, strict rule considering the remote... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2016
TwoTeaTotalers
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Fort Bragg, California
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Sacramento, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park has a campground you may consider visiting. If so, expect overflow-at-best campground with minimal privacy and about as much outdoors excitement as camping out in our front yard. The trails are often visited by bears; best to check ahead and be prepared. During summer, we encountered very persistent faceflies that dogged us over an entire... More 

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Fort Bragg, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We loved our recent all day visit to this State Park. Just remember dogs are not permitted on ANY of the park trails. Seems like a harsh, strict rule considering the remote location and all. We were on a long road trip (staying in Nevada City) and traveling with our Lab. Make sure and get the driving directions off their... More 

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Nevada City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

This is a very good state park if you are interested in hydraulic gold mining history. You can see the destruction that this method of gold mining created and understand why it was quickly prevented. There is also an original gold mining town which was originally named Humbug. Each year they have a re-enactment of the hydraulic gold mining process... More 

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Strood UK
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Visited the park one afternoon after visiting the Empire Mine in the morning. Took the most direct route via the Edwards crossing bridge. Big mistake, from there to Malakoff is 5.5 miles of dirt track. Once you get close the Park isn't signposted either. Took ages to find it! Once there the park is great. Did a short woodland walk... More 

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Ao Nang, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This is an epic beautiful place to visit and has a rich history of the original mining days and the ways things used to work. There are many great hiking trails ,not many people and no food available but worth the drive to see..

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Went here last weekend and what a special treat. Once you get there.... This place is out there and the road is rough getting there. Our Prius managed but at a slow pace maneuvering the potholes. We didn't get to spend as much time here as we would have liked but really enjoyed the museum (definitely watch the 18-minute video:... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

I have been traveling to the Diggins since I was very young. The hiking is excellent, scenery is incredible and there are a ton of "hidden" lakes. Highly recommended.

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California
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This Park was very nice, the little town quaint. We had heard about this area and decided to check it out. Took many pictures, however, don't follow the road on out, go back the way you came in on paved road to Hwy 49. We ended up in Nevada City, however, it was a dirt road with many holes -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is ground zero for the history of hydraulic gold mining in CA. The places the miners worked, lived, and slept. Even a Pony Express mail stop. Ask about the Welsh "Clampers". Don't miss this.

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South San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Beautiful & interesting area. We had 2 small children & 3 dogs, not good for them. Lots of unpaved adventurous roads! Didn't get to see much on the paved roads. Would like to return without the babies & dogs to see more.

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