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Alleghany is one of several towns tucked along the Pliocene Ridge in Sierra County. Situated about 20 miles off of California State Route 49 near Camptonville and North San Juan, the Pliocene Ridge Road takes you up to the ridge above the Middle Yuba River which winds through the forested canyons and communities of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

The remote town of Alleghany, CA sprang up in the early 1850s as a result of several local mining operations and since then has continued to represent the era when gold mining was a significant industry in the area.

Booking an RV rental in Alleghany is the beginning of an adventure around the rugged wilderness and historic mines of the California Gold Country.

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The Great Outdoors

Most of the terrain located around Alleghany is rugged and untamed, but whether you prefer an easy jaunt or a rigorous climb, the surrounding Sierra Valley countryside features trails popular with hikers, equestrians and mountain bikers. You might want to explore the historic Henness Pass Road by foot, bike or 4-wheel driving. The Pacific Crest Trail has climbs for the avid hiker as well as easier walks for a more relaxed stroll.

Rent an RV in Alleghany and plan an expedition around the 850,000 acres of Tahoe National Forest, which is located in northern Sierra Nevada east of the bustling city of Sacramento and offers outstanding year-round recreation in breathtaking forests, ancient rivers, and snow-capped mountain peaks. If winter sports are your passion, there are many renowned Tahoe Forest routes to discover for cross-country skiing and snowmobiling, or you can hit the downhill slopes at the Sugar Bowl and Squaw Valley Ski areas.

Whether you’re up for whitewater challenge or just want to take a relaxing dip, the Middle Yuba River provides excellent opportunities for a leisurely swim, floating in a raft, and navigating wild rapids in a kayak. Bring your binoculars to the banks of the Yuba River to catch a glimpse of the many local species of birds and wildlife. You can also cast a line for a day of stream fishing at the end of the Lafayette Ridge OHV Trail near Kanaka Creek and the Yuba River, or in the refreshing alpine waters of Lakes Basin.

RV Parks Near Alleghany

Sierra County offers a selection of scenic places to park your Alleghany camper rental when you’re ready to set up base camp. One option to consider is the Sierra Skies RV Park, located on five acres of property on the Yuba River in historic Sierra City. The park offers full-service hookups for your RV, with electricity, water, and septic as well as showers and laundry facilities. This is a great destination for enjoying mountain views of the Sierra Buttes, direct access to the river and beach area, and the many activities this area is known for.

Sierra County is also the home of many beautiful campgrounds on the edges of rivers, streams, and lakes, or nestled in dense forests and wildflower meadows. Head to Tahoe National Forest which has around eleven RV camping areas to choose from. If you prefer staying in a place with options for water recreation, Prosser Reservoir offers boat ramps, year-round fishing, basic camping amenities, and is near the Donner Camp Historic picnic area and interpretive trail.

Exploring the City

Alleghany mostly consists of a single main street that takes you back in time to the Gold Rush era. To learn more about the local geology and mining industry, head to the Underground Gold Miners Museum which is housed in the rustic Alleghany Supply Company building on Main Street. The museum offers a display of historical artifacts and photographs, as well as historical walking tours of the city that features a peek inside the historical church and old school gymnasium. Just make sure to arrange a tour ahead of time as the museum is only open by appointment or during special events.

Rent a motorhome in Alleghany to tour the famous Sixteen to One Mine, which was incorporated in 1911 and is one of the region’s few underground mines that remains operational. Swing by one of the only remaining commercial establishment still operating in Alleghany - the local watering hole Casey’s Place which is housed in a building constructed in 1870.

For more history, head to the neighboring town of Forest City, pick up a brochure in front of the Forest City Dance Hall and take a self-guided walking tour where you may learn about the tiny town’s history and see more delightfully old-fashioned buildings that date back to the 1800s. There are various designated places throughout Sierra County to try your hand at recreational gold panning, and some include lessons and guided tours.

Should you be seeking the fresh California mountain air, consider a travel trailer rental in Alleghany. Experience the vintage treasures and year-round playground of California’s Gold Country, and take in the fantastic landscape. Rent an RV in Alleghany, CA and set off on an adventure of exploring The Golden State!

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