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Davis Gulch Trail, CA

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance One Way 2.65 miles
Trailhead Elevation 1,290 feet
Elevation Gain 111 feet
Accumulated Gain 244 feet
Avg Time One Way 1-1.5 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 3.46
Interest Seasonal Creek
Backpack No
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Recalculates 2018-10-28 12:40 pm
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Preferred   Apr, Mar, Nov, Oct
Sun  6:58am - 4:52pm
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Relaxing lake hike
by lojones5 & HAZ_Hikebot

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Overview
Scenic coves with fishing and swimming opportunities. Plant identification plaques. Hikers only, no bicycles or horses.

Warning
Watch out for poison oak.

Hike
Starting at the south end of the trailhead, the path meanders in and out of small canyons. The first 1.5 miles of the path is well shaded and generally level, following an old irrigation ditch.


Plant identification plaques have been placed along the trail. Look for big leaf maple and incense cedar, which are especially graceful trees. Benches noting trail distances have been placed along the trail. Stop and enjoy the view, looking north across the lake towards South Fork Mountain ( 3,447 feet).

After about 2.0 miles, the trail descends to the lakeshore and winds along scenic sandy coves perfect for swimming and fishing. The trail follows the lakeshore for about 1.o miles, then gently climbs up a ridge to the trailhead at Brandy Creek Parking Lot B.

History
Historic mining activity can be seen at different locations on the trail. In this area, “coyote holes” were dug by miners in the late 1800s. There was just enough room for one miner to climb in with a pickaxe and a bucket. The gravel, dirt and gold were hauled up by a windlass and carried to a nearby stream for washing. Working inside the hole was the most dangerous type of gold mining - accidents frequently occurred from the caving-in of these diggings, which often did not have any shoring.

Special Closures
Portions of the trail may be closed to park visitors from January through July because of nesting Bald Eagles. Human activity disrupts reproduction of this threatened species.

References
National Park Service data sheets included within.

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One-Way Notice
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.

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Directions
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To hike
Starting at the Whiskeytown Visitor Center, drive south on Kennedy Memorial Drive. The road forks. Continue on the right fork, crossing over the dam. The traiIhead is located on Kennedy Memorial Drive, about a half mile after crossing the dam. For a one -way hike, take two vehicles, parking one at the south side trail head and drive the other to the north side trail head. Park at the Brandy Creek Beach Parking Lot B, near the restroom.
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