Ross’ Grave (7.3 Miles)
A 500-foot trail leads to the gravesite.
is known of Ross except for his name and that he was accidentally
killed while cutting down a tree.
Ross was buried on the spot.
What made this gravesite unusual is that during hose frantic
day of gold fever, someone took the time to carve a picket fence to
surround the grave. Unfortunately,
in recent years, vandals and souvenir hunters destroyed almost
everything. However, one
corner post and a few pickets can still be seen at the
The log fence was built by volunteers in 1995.
grave site it also covered with pine cones.
all the timber now standing in
has grown back since
the days when loggers with cross-cut hand saws and
“yokes of six” were snaking the timber to near by
mills. Lumber and split clapboards were cut to build the
booms towns of
, Clapboard and Doble.
Heavy timbers were also milled to shore the mine
1. Holcomb View Trail - 2.
Last Chance Placer
Wilbur's Grave (Not on the tour)
3. Two Gun Bill's Saloon - 4. Jonathan Tibbett's
Grasshopper Quartz Mill
5. Hangman's Tree - 6. Original Gold Diggings -
7. Belleville - 8. Arrasters
9.Ross' Grave - 10. Pygmy Cabin Site - 11. Metzger Mine
12. Gold Mountain A.K.A. Lucky Baldwin Mine