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.
Cool Features: hike the history of California.
Best time to visit: anytime
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
Membership Required: yes
Suggested donation: $3
Suggested carpool donation: $6
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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