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Address: North Bloomfield Road, Nevada City, CA 95959
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+1 530-265-2740

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There may not be much here but it is the most beautiful area you will have the pleasure of walking g through. Gorgeous scenery and great for pictures. Beautiful anytime of year.

Reviewed 26 March 2017
Aundrea D
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99 reviews
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

There may not be much here but it is the most beautiful area you will have the pleasure of walking g through. Gorgeous scenery and great for pictures. Beautiful anytime of year.

Thank Aundrea D
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4 reviews
Reviewed 26 January 2017

This time of year it is cold and dusted with snow, but in the spring or summer this is a family great-time getaway. Imagine a couple of hours exploring one of our most exciting times in history, the 49er Gold Rush. A family could spend all day there, with walking trails to hike amongst the towering pines. There are shops... More 

Thank Patti F
Los Angeles, California
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76 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

We visited this park in December and it was empty. The museum and visitor center were closed. It was still very fun and interesting though. Upon reaching the park, there are remnants of an old mining village, including a general store, blacksmith, old homes, a catholic church and other buildings. We could not enter any of the buildings but they... More 

Thank Dateleaf
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

This place is a neighborhood treat that's great for the whole family. The watering hole and hikes around lend themselves to a day full of fun. There's even a jungle gym for the kids and a horseshoe pit to have some family fun. This is a great gathering spot for family reunions. The volleyball court is sand and great for... More 

Thank Elizabeth S
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95 reviews
44 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We did the 10.5 mile loop by connecting 4 trails together. It was strenuous but worth it. You could actually do less miles for a more leisurely stroll. It was beautiful hike. I drove the shorter route that got me thru gravel roads of almost 5 miles and passed several trailheads. The ranger station had a flagpole in front. Ranger... More 

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Hercules, California
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63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Malakoff Diggins is challenging to get to. I wish we'd read the web site first - we took the North Bloomfield Road (dirt road) in. It's seven miles long. Trust me - look on the web site first for directions. Regardless of how you get there (from Nevada City), it's going to take you about an hour. As we were... More 

Thank PhantomPhlyer
San Francisco, California
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

Malakoff is a perfect fall day trip when the area weather has cooled down. The area was settled by miners and was a company town for goldmining until it was deemed a natural/ecological disaster to the area and all parts downstream to the SF Bay. The tiny town and surrounding area is now a snapshot of past methods of hydraulic... More 

Thank bagdad-by-the-bay
Grass Valley, California
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60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park is a state park unit preserving the largest hydraulic mining site in California. There are many trails to discover in several areas of the park as well as camp sites. The town is now maintained by the State Parks and the museum in town is very informative and educational. The 'Diggins Loop Trail', just about... More 

Thank David T
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36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Just has the feeling that you are far far away from the world and far back in time. The old town are is not commercial it's there as a taste of what it really looking like in the 1860's.

Thank snappyjo
Sacramento, California, United States
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118 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

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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