AAA Editor Notes
Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park is 26 mi. n.e. Take SR 49 n. 11 mi., then e. onto Tyler-Foote Crossing Rd. (the road changes names several times; the last mile is unpaved). This was the world's largest hydraulic gold mine before it ceased operation in 1884.
The park museum has exhibits and a 20-minute videotape explaining hydraulic mining methods and describing the miners' way of life. Highlights include a restored church, 1860s general store, drugstore, barber shop, livery stable and house. The homecoming celebration is held in mid-June.
Dogs are not permitted in buildings or on some trails.
Pets on leash are allowed. Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.