The Kennedy Mine Loop Trail

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Enjoy Nature & History; Take a Walk at the Historic Kennedy Gold Mine


The Kennedy Mine Loop Trail (KMLT) is a pedestrian-only scenic walk consisting of 2.3 miles of dirt trail that is mostly free from poison oak and provides the walker with rigorous exercise along with varied terrain and scenic views. There are three rest stops with benches. The trail is a loop and circles the central area of mine activity.

Access to the Trail

There are guided tours available on selected weekends. In 2017, guides will be available Sun 6/4, 8:30, Saturday 6/10, 10:00, Sun 6/11, 8:30, Saturday 6/17, 10:00 Sun 7/2, 8:30, Sat 7/8, 10:00, Sat 7/15, 8:30, Sun 8/13, 8:30, Sat 9/16 10:00.

Also, visitors to the Mine during hours the mine is open for tours can usually get approval from on-site tour guides to explore the trails. Strict conditions exist that require trail users to stay on the trail and return to their car before the tours close. Information and registration is available at the Gift Shop.


Trail Map and Membership

The Kennedy Mine, Jackson CA

For the current year, selected residents will be invited to become Kennedy Mine Loop Trail members. For all volunteers who helped build and maintain the trails, membership is automatic.

Membership benefits entitle the member to:

If you are interested and you would like to participate, please complete the Kennedy Mine Loop Trail Volunteer Application and submit it. For more information, send an email to Bob Devlin at KMLT@kennedygoldmine.com with your request or to ask for more information. Here is a printable map to the Kennedy Gold Mine.

There is no fee for KMLT membership but members are encouraged to help on some future project of the Kennedy Mine (e.g., trail work, help with events). If volunteering is not practical, a cash contribution would be appreciated, but not required.

Kennedy Mine Loop Trail Access Rules

There are strict rules for trail access, as follows: