Skidoo was famous in the first decade of the 20th century when gold had been found in the area and the town established in 1905. Within a decade the town was left deserted abandoned. At this time few structures remain and the mines are closed to prevent access.

Skidoo, CA 1907
Skidoo, CA 1907

Skidoo is typical of mining towns, which flourished so long as the mines continued to produce. The Skidoo Mine operated from 1906 and 1917. During operation the mine produced about 75,000 ounces of gold.

The fifteen-stamp mill built by the Skidoo Mines Company is a rare surviving example of an early 20th-century gravity-feed system for separating gold from its ore.

Skidoo Trail Map

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