The Bodie Ghost Town Loop Trail is less of a hike and more of a walk through an old gold mining town in Bodie, California. Bodie sits just east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range on the Bodie Hills and was once a prosperous gold mining town. Back when the town was founded, in 1876, a few thousand people moved out to live in Bodie to mine the gold; however the gold was being mined as early as 1856 by a small prospecting group.
This loop trail brings you through 'downtown' Bodie California - mainly through its streets. The streets are no longer driveable, so they're simply trails that lead through the ghost town. You'll find churches, old shops, and even an old gas station. Further up the hill is the old mine, standing high above the town.
Note: The GPS data provided does not include all of the roads and small trails that lead around Bodie - this area is really a free-for-all for trails and hiking around the ghost town.
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