California Trail

7. California Trail

Located along the Humboldt River through Winnemucca. 



According to pioneer journals, many wagon trains stopped about 1 mile up river from what would become Winnemucca in order to rest and allow their animals to graze in the meadows. The area was also a preferred site to ford the Humboldt River and eventually a trading post, run by a French man, was established. For this reason Winnemucca was known as "French Ford" early on. 


Visit Riverside Park for interpretive panels on the California Trail. 

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