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Address: 735 St. Stephens Church Road, Gold Hill NC 28071 (note: be sure to include the zip code as there are two Gold Hill locations in NC)

Gold was discovered in Gold Hill, NC in 1824 and extensive mining began in 1843, which created a boom town. Historic Gold Hill has a rich history to explore and many landmarks, as well as a short walking/hiking trail known as the Gold Hill Rail Trail.

Parking for the park and the Gold Hill Rail Trail can be found at the Gold Hill Mines Historic Park as well as the General Store located a few hundred feet away from the park. Guided tours and history sessions are offered Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from noon-2pm and by appointment. Click here for more information about Historic Gold Hill and the Historic Park.

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Hike: Gold Hill Rail Trail (1 mile)