Native Americans thrived at Deer Creek Hills since the last ice age, but the coming of the Europeans and Gold Rush brought a rapid decline to their ancient culture. Revisit the past and learn about the groups of people that called Deer Creek Hills and the surrounding areas home!
Join DCH's lead historian, David Scharlach, through the traditional land of the Nisenan Indians. Discover how they lived, their beliefs, customs, successes and tragic decline.
This outing takes you on a moderate 5 mile hike. If you have hiking poles - bring them! If you have a higher clearance vehicle or 4-wheel drive, please bring. Carpooling to the trail-head is necessary.
Please bring water, a snack, sturdy hiking shoes, layers, and a willingness to explore and learn.
Hurry, space is limited!
Smoking is prohibited on the preserve.
No dogs allowed, except working service dogs.
Please practice Leave No Trace Ethics; Pack It In - Pack It Out.
Arrive as early as 9am. Hike out at 9:30am.
Please register for this outing below.
Additional questions please contact SVC staff at (916) 612-3719.