Follow in the footsteps of over 250,000 emigrants who traveled to the gold fields and rich farmlands of California during the 1840s and 1850s-the greatest mass migration in American history. More than 1,000 miles of trail ruts and traces can still be seen across 10 states on the California National Historic Trail.
Follow the Trails
Visit the trails using our Auto Tour Route Interpretive Guides that provide directions where visitors will find trail remnants.
Last updated: April 5, 2018