Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Nevada County
The trail marker reads:Nevada City Road - Washington Ridge Summit
"Climbing the steep mountain road [from Bear Valley] to the summit, we struck off in a westerly course, along a heavily timbered ridge"
John Steele, Sep 21, 1850
This trail marker is located a few feet from the commemorative marker for California Historical Landmark 628 (Alpha Hydraulic Diggings) and California Historical Landmark 629 (Omega Hydraulic Diggings).