The Gold Hill Trail is a 3.1 mile, moderate difficulty, multi-use loop that is accessible from the Pigeon Run trail. The trail passes through wooded areas and follows a cleared power company right-of-way over a series of rolling hills. This trail is located in the north of the park and is a wonderful destination for those seeking peace, quiet, and solitude. Observant visitors will spot evidence of placer and shaft mining along the trail. Mining activity here earned this part of the park the name 'Gold Hill' during the late 1800s. This trail accesses a marked side path that branches off of the northern leg to an abandoned gold mine. Due to safety concerns and potential mine shaft collapse access to this leg is prohibited.