Folsom Prison is California’s second-oldest correctional facility and one of the nation’s first maximum-security prisons built after the Gold Rush.
On the outskirts of the prison there’s a trail dedicated to Johnny Cash.
In 1966 and 1968 Johnny Cash performed on site for the inmates and Folsom Prison Blues became a top 40 hit.
In the mid to late 1800’s robbers would frequently hide out in the ravine below this bridge after their exploits which primarily involved stage coach robberies. The bridge and trail are relatively new additions to the area honoring a rich past.