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“Hiking”

Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park
Vacaville, California
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8 reviews
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“Hiking”
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

Visited May 2014
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Dublin, California, United States
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4 reviews
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“Great Day Trip, Badly Organized Service”
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 said that the cabins were available for walk-ins the day we came but the ranger said they never do walk-ins. The daily tour they have posted wasn't happening either for unspecified reasons.

If you go, double and triple check everything because most of the posted information on the web site and at the visitors center is erroneous.
The cabins were meticulously clean, peaceful and well maintained but very rustic and uncomfortable. Bring any chairs, padding and lightening you think you may need.

All in all a great place to visit but keep your plans flexible as you can never be sure what may be happening there.

Visited May 2014
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Elk Grove, California
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Saw gold mind which my friends grandfather worked at.”
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.

Visited April 2014
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Sacramento, CA
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3 reviews
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“It's interesting”
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.

Visited May 2013
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Fishertown PA
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89 reviews
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“Very Surreal And Historic .. .”
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 worth checking out AND there is a tour offered also , but check the time . . . I think that the tour is around Noon - we would have gone but arrived around 4:00 PM at the ghost town. It is a fairly large park and has some interesting roads that go through it , but be careful - they are steep and narrow. If you are in the area it is definitely worth the time that you will spend visiting it.

Visited September 2013
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