California - Gold Country (Chapter)
This is the Gold Country chapter from Lonely Planet’s California guidebook.
Gold Country is where it all began – the drowsy hill towns and oak-lined byways of today’s quiet road trip belie the wild chaos of California’s founding.
- seeing the birthplace of modern California at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park (p)
- rumbling down the premier single-track bike trails above Downieville (p)
- tasting the wines made from grapes grown in the Plymouth (p) hills
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Nevada County & Northern Gold Country, Auburn, Auburn State Recreation Area, Grass Valley, Nevada City, South Yuba River State Park, Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park, North Yuba River, El Dorado & Amador Counties, Coloma-Lotus, Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, Placerville, Plymouth & Amador City, Sutter Creek, Volcano, Jackson, Calaveras County & South Gold Country, Angels Camp, Murphys, Columbia State Historic Park, and Sonora & Jamestown.
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