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NameCalifornia National Historic Trail
Brief DescriptionNational Historic Trail
TypeAttraction
CategoryNational Park
DescriptionThe California Trail carried over 250,000 gold-seekers and farmers to the gold fields and rich farmlands of California during the 1840's and 1850's, the greatest mass migration in American history. Today, more than 1,000 miles of trail ruts and traces can still be seen in the vast undeveloped lands between Casper Wyoming and the West Coast, reminders of the sacrifices, struggles, and triumphs of early American travelers and settlers. More than 240 historic sites along the trail will eventually be available for public use and interpretation.

The California Trail system (more than 5,500 miles) was developed over a period of years, and numerous cutoffs and alternate routes were tried to see which was the

Phone 1(801) 539-4095
Handicapped AccessibleNo
Websitewww.nps.gov/cali/index.htm
Last Updated1/23/2013
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