Railhead Park was once a busy railroad yard where the Mountain Quarries narrow gauge connected to the Southern Pacific main line. Here’s where tons of limestone was brought out of the American River Canyon. During World War II the rail-yard was a detention facility for prisoners of war. Today it hosts baseball and soccer games and is a local place for remote control plane enthusiasts. Located along Pacific street between Sacramento street and Overlook Park, it is a good place to start a bike ride or run into the China Bar area using the abandoned dam construction road.
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Enjoy the beauty, explore the history of the Georgetown Divide & beyond with our guide to local hiking trails.
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Favorite Trails and Pages
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- WARNING TO HIKERS: Hiking can be addictive, beware the danger signs of enjoying too much freedom and relaxation—you may start buying all weather clothes and equipment for extending hiking time into the off season. If you find yourself using tools to maintain your favorite trails—you’re beyond hope. Happy Hiking!