Take short drive from CA I80 at Auburn and you will find the town of Foresthill – a small town away from the busy hustle and bustle of the city of Sacramento. Established in 1850, it is rich in history from the California Gold Rush era. Today, hundreds of mines, some still active, are found throughout the area. It is also rich in archaeological history recording human inhabitants going back thousands of years.
Learn about the rich history of the Divide from the Native Americans, the great Gold Rush and our logging legacy at the Foresthill Historical Museum.
In addition to its great history, Foresthill offers many adventurous outdoor activities such as great fishing and camping, hiking on mountain trails, white water rafting and international endurance events.