Welcome to California's Golden Chain - State Highway 49 - the Motherlode Highway!

California State Highway 49 runs 350 miles through California's historic Gold Country in the Sierra foothills from Downieville in Sierra County in the north to Oakhurst in Madera County in the south. Visit famous Gold Country towns like Sutter Creek, Jackson, Placerville, Coloma, Nevada City, Grass Valley, Auburn, Angels Camp, Sonora and many more.




Get Your Own Copy of Our Famous Map!

To purchase the Historic Highway 49 map check with visitor centers, history centers, museums or chamber of commerce offices in your area.

For larger quantities email the Golden Chain Council at info@highway49.org