Forest, California

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Forest, California
Unincorporated community
Main Street in Forest
Main Street in Forest
Forest, California is located in California
Forest, California
Forest, California
Location within the state of California
Coordinates: 39°29′29″N 120°51′11″W / 39.49139°N 120.85306°W / 39.49139; -120.85306Coordinates: 39°29′29″N 120°51′11″W / 39.49139°N 120.85306°W / 39.49139; -120.85306
Country United States
State California
County Sierra
Elevation 4,489 ft (1,368 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature ID 1658559[1]

Forest, also known as Forest City, is a small unincorporated community town site in Sierra County and the Sierra Nevada (mountains), in eastern California, the Western United States.[1]

The town site of Forest is located at 4,489 feet (1,368 m) in elevation.


The population of Forest swelled to thousands during the California Gold Rush in the early 1850s. Today it is primarily a historic ghost town.

Old buildings still line its Main Street, including a former general store, saloon and dance hall, one–room schoolhouse, and church.

Former residents

Rich Brooks, the former Oregon Ducks Football and Kentucky Wildcats football head coach, is a notable native of Forest, California.[citation needed]

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