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Blue Gravel Mine Trail, CA

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Rated  Favorite Wish List CA > Northern
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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 1.75 miles
Trailhead Elevation 737 feet
Elevation Gain -203 feet
Accumulated Gain 16 feet
Avg Time One Way 0.5
Kokopelli Seeds 1.8
Interest Historic
Backpack No
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9  2017-12-17 lojones5
Author lojones5
author avatar Guides 22
Routes 153
Photos 470
Trips 94 map ( 470 miles )
Age 26 Male Gender
Location Redding, CA
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Preferred   Apr, Mar, Nov, Feb → Any
Seasons   ALL
Sun  5:50am - 6:19pm
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Only City Owned Gold Mine
by lojones5

The Blue Gravel Mine Trail follows alongside Buenaventura Blvd., but far enough away from the street in local woodlands. The trail paves through a small canyon by a seasonal creek, and passes the historic Blue Gravel Mine. The trail offers some shade, and is paved the entire way. In the Springtime the trail has many wildflowers and butterflies to enjoy. The Holiday Market shopping center is located at the North end of the trail, and includes some shopping and restaurants.

Watch out for rattlesnakes and bikers. Dogs are only allowed on leash.

For $8,500, the City of Redding purchased 451 acres of land in the year 1927. The Blue Gravel gold mine was included in this purchase, and was the only gold mine in the United States that was owned by a city. It got its name from the blue gravel waste site near the mill.

The hike follows a paved asphalt path through a canyon and near Beuanaventura Blvd. The walk provides shade from the canyon and the many trees along the route.

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2017-09-01 lojones5

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    Most recent Triplog Review
    Blue Gravel Mine Trail
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    Nice short walk before lunch. This was a paved trail, mostly isolated from the roads until the last half mile or so.Green grass growing around the trail was nice. It was a bit short, but there are some gradual dips and turns throughout the trail that could make it fun to add as a section to a bike ride.

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    Map Drive
    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    From Market street South of downtown Redding, turn East on Buenaventura Rd. The South end of the trail is found on this road halfway to Placer. The North end of the trail is found once reaching Placer from Buenaventura and begins right at the intersection.
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