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This interpretive trail follows an historic mining flume and highlights the mining, cultural and geologic history of Myrtle Creek, where more than 100 years ago miner Jim Slinkard found a 47 ounce gold nugget the size and shape of an axe! Today the trail offers wildflowers, the unusual Darlingtonia plant and many ferns. Interpretive information at 15 stops along the way is available on signs at each stop and in more detail on the Myrtle Creek brochure available at the Smith River National Recreation Area Visitor Center.

Directions: From Crescent City, Take Hwy. 101 to the junction with Hwy. 199. Go east on 199 to the Myrtle Creek Bridge. The trailhead is on the west side of the bridge on the right side of the road.

Elevation: 200 feet

Ending Elevation: 300 feet

Elevation Gain: 100 feet

Distance: 1.0 miles

Difficulty: Easy

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Six Rivers National Forest, California

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