Kennedy Tailing Wheels Park Trail

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Kennedy Tailing Wheels Park Trail is a 0.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Jackson, CA that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.3 miles 78 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly




old growth


Nice place to have a picnic and a short walk

scenic driving
1 year ago

Sorry these are tailing wheels, not water wheels. They were used to remove the tailings from the hard rock gold mining once all the rock had gone through the stamping mill. They were closed down during world war two, as all mining was suspended by the federal government. 2 of the 4 wheels have been standing, out in the open for over 70 years. One is now enclosed in a plexi-glass building, on the original footprint of the building that once held these magnificent wonders. It's free and worth your while to take a look.