Gold Country Attractions
Nestled in the western foothills of the Sierras, the California Gold Country is a beautiful and historic destination famed for its Gold Rush heritage, rich culture and breathtaking scenery. Explore the region's history at Columbia State Historic Park, where the town's shopkeepers dress like its 1849, then hike to Natural Bridges and swim in the stream through limestone tunnels. Explore the Gold Country's past in Historic Nevada City, Auburn and Angels Camp. Drive along Historic Highway 49 for scenic tour of Gold Country wineries. Hike the Independence Trail, through forests, gorges, and mountain streams, at South Yuba River State Park, and see spectacular waterfalls, or enjoy whitewater rafting on the rapids of the American River. You can also explore famous Gold Country attractions like Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Amador County Museum, Moaning Cavern - the largest cavern in California - and Calaveras Big Trees State Park, with magnificent stands of sequoia trees.