This hike goes to an old clay mine, through a wilderness area, and ends at the Dublin Caves/Shoshone cemetery historic area. A Shoshone Walking Tour map and a cemetery guide are available in the Shoshone Museum. (proceeds benefit the museum).
The 3-mile (4.8 km) hike is rated easy to moderate with some steep grades and one 3-foot (1 m) dry waterfall. The hike takes about 1-1/2 hours and has about 300 feet (90 m) elevation gain and loss. There is no potable water or cell phone reception.
From Shoshone, walk north on the Old State Highway about 0.2 miles (320 m) (A: 0565.750; 0381.520). Turn west on a dirt road marked by cairn (passing between some residences) to an open area south of the high school (do not go onto school property). Continue 0.15 miles (240 m) west through the open area. Just before the marsh, the trail turns north into a small shallow gulley and winds up a small hill (B: 0565.520; 3981.450).
If you are interested in taking this easy to moderate hike in beautiful Shoshone California, you can download our printable map and brochure.