It may take a lifetime to properly explore a place like Amador County. The countless carriage roads put in during the Gold Rush era just 170 years ago are helpful to get into places seldom seen, some of which became just poorly maintained public roads. However, many of these became privately owned easements, and as with all private property, it isn't wise to enter without permission. Mountain folk tend to defend their privacy rather tenaciously so don't risk your hide to satisfy curiosity. Instead just peruse through the galleries below for rare views of a variety of relatively undisturbed ancient backroads sites and sights.
Jackson Gate Road. Private property near Teresa's Place. Photo taken from parking lot.