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Hike Through Gold Mine History

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This 1.5 mile guided hike goes through what used to be an active hydraulic mine site, where miners sprayed hillsides with giant nozzles to collect gold-bearing gravel.

As you hike up Iowa Hill, authentic mining artifacts and interpretive signs dot the landscape. At the top of Iowa Hill, tour takers get exclusive access into a restored boardinghouse (c 1868) where miners lived. The Mining History Association named Iowa Hill the best hydraulic mining exhibit in the world.