Kennedy Tailing Wheels Park Trail

EASY 6 reviews

Kennedy Tailing Wheels Park Trail is a 0.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Jackson, California 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.

DISTANCE
0.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
95 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

views

old growth

rocky

Nice place to have a picnic and a short walk

2 months ago

felt super uncomfortable with all the meth heads smoking up by all the wheels. Wouldn't let me 2 year old out of the car.

scenic driving
Saturday, February 28, 2015

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.

walking
Friday, October 31, 2014

hiking
Monday, October 14, 2013

hiking
Saturday, June 16, 2012