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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
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Preferred   Apr, Mar, Nov, Feb → Any
Seasons   ALL
Sun  6:22am - 5:28pm
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Only City Owned Gold Mine
by lojones5

Overview
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.


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

History
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.

Hike
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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    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

    Permit $$
    None


    Directions
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    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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