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Gold Country Activities

Located in the central and northeastern part of California, in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada, California's Gold Country is a beautiful destination for outdoor recreation and adventure. Discover legendary Gold Rush history and Old West mining towns. Explore the deep river canyons of Sierra County. Enjoy whitewater rafting and kayaking down the American River, or zip line over historic mining sites at Moaning Cavern with spectacular views of the valley. Play a round of golf at Saddle Creek Resort, one of the top courses in California, or bike the American River Bike Trail, between Old Sacramento and Folsom Lake. Enjoy panning for gold in the rivers, shopping and dining in charming towns and take a scenic tasting tour of Gold Country wineries.
Our Guide to Gold Country