Kentucky Gulch / FR163

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Kentucky Gulch was pretty active around the turn of the century (1900ish). Much of the activity revolved around a hydraulic mining operation in nearby Boston Gulch. Unfortunately, the mine didn't produce the return on investment the claim owners had hoped. Thus their small settlement named Kentucky Camp was abandoned. You can still visit Kentucky Camp, which sits just off the trail. This is a nice gradual climb through rolling hill country, ending at another mine and connecting Trail 165. There are a few shaded campsites along the trail.