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Hardrock Trail and Osborn Hill Loop

Title: Take a trip back  100 years ago to visit Empire State Historic Park and explore 100 years of mining history.  Let's hike the  4.5 mile loop (maybe longer) to see historic mining history.

Type: loop

Cool Features:  hike the history of California.

Description: http://www.empiremine.org/trails.html

Best time to visit: anytime

Terrain: easy

Distance: 4-5

Difficulty Rating: Beginner  "Rating Chart"

Fitness Level: Able to walk for 2 hours with a break.

Expected Duration: about 1/2 day.

Where to meet you: (in your RSVP, please post at which departure site we will find you):

Depart: 8:30 Sunsplash

Departure Trailhead: 9:30

Type of travel: Carpool, meet at trailhead

Things to bring:  2 liters of water, lunch, camera

Plus:

Membership Required: yes

Suggested donation: $3

Suggested carpool donation: $6

Fees: N/A

map: http://www.everytrail.com/guide/hardrock-trail-and-osborn-hill-loop/map

Dogs: No Dogs Please.

Directions to Trail head: We will meet at the Penn Gate Parking (see map above)  which is off E.Empire St in Grass Valley.

Head east on I80 and take the 49 exit toward Grass Valley.

Turn Left on 49.

Stay on 49 till West Empire St.(intersection of Hwy 20 east) https://maps.google.com/maps?q=West+Empire+Street,+Grass+Valley,+CA&hl=en&ll=39.208697,-121.064401&spn=0.008978,0.021136&sll=37.269174,-119.306607&sspn=9.438312,21.643066&oq=west+empire+st+grass+valley&hnear=W+Empire+St,+Grass+Valley,+California&t=m&z=16

At S Auburn, it turns into East empire.

Penn Gate is on the right.  Not sure how far.

My phone is[masked] 7942.  Call if you need help.





 

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  • Deb

    I had a good time, a nice group of people. Thank you Carol

    1 · February 15, 2014

  • Brenda C.

    What a beautiful hike!!! And everyone was so friendly. Lovely day :-)

    1 · February 15, 2014

  • Marc

    Thanks to everyone for making it a great hike!!!!

    1 · February 15, 2014

  • Laura

    See you at sunsplash. Already there :-)

    February 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    See you at Sunsplash

    February 15, 2014

  • Tina

    Carol,
    I can't make it this morning. I apologize for the late notice.

    February 15, 2014

  • Marc

    I will meet you at the trailhead

    February 14, 2014

  • Israel C

    meet at trailhead

    February 14, 2014

  • Brooke

    Shoot. I have to be back earlier than anticipated.... Will catch the next one!

    February 14, 2014

  • Blaire

    I think too windy for my liking. See you in warmer weather. Have fun all!

    February 14, 2014

  • Deb

    I will meet you at the trailhead.

    February 14, 2014

  • Blaire

    This looks like a great trip, but watching the weather!

    February 14, 2014

  • Sim

    meet you at the Trailhead

    February 13, 2014

  • Georgette

    Can't make this Sat.'s hike, unfortunately. But looking forward to another weekend hike. Thanks!

    February 12, 2014

  • Sabra

    Sunsplash

    February 12, 2014

  • Doreen

    Will meet up at the Park and Ride

    February 12, 2014

  • Lorna C

    I will meet at the Trail Head

    February 12, 2014

  • Brenda C.

    Jason and I will meet you at the trail head.

    February 12, 2014

  • Sabrina

    Turns out I have a conflict. Next time!

    February 12, 2014

  • Sabrina

    I will meet the group at trail head. Looking forward to the hike!

    February 12, 2014

  • Tina

    Thanks for directions update. I will meet the group at the trailhead.

    February 12, 2014

  • Jim C

    I'll be at trailhead location since I live in Grass Valley.

    February 11, 2014

  • Keri C.

    I joined your group today and would love to participate in this hike. I can meet up at Sunsplash and carpool (driving if needed).

    February 11, 2014

  • Brooke

    Will meet at Sunsplash

    February 10, 2014

  • Christine

    Trailhead

    February 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do you hike rain or shine? This would be my first hike with your group.

    February 7, 2014

    • Carol S.

      Depends on how hard drizzle yes pouring no

      February 7, 2014

    • Carol S.

      This is not for another week

      February 7, 2014

  • Joanne N.

    The hike sounded so interesting and fun and then I looked at my calendar... double-booked.
    Have a great time!

    February 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Carol, I am impressed with some of the cool hikes you are leading. I have moved to Arizona, so I'm not able to participate. I'll be visiting Sacramento sometime during the summer, so I hope I can go on one of your hikes.

    February 3, 2014

    • Carol S.

      Thank you Joan, I appreciate your comment, I really enjoy finding things different. Just found this one this morning and knew it was what I was going to do.

      February 3, 2014

  • Sabra

    Sunsplash

    February 3, 2014

  • Kevin B.

    Will meet up at Sunsplash; looking forward to seeing y'all

    February 3, 2014

  • Elena

    see you at trailhead

    February 3, 2014

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