Mount Apatite Park is located at 64 Mt. Apatite Road in Auburn. It's a 325-acre wooded park located in the western portion of the city. The park offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities not often found in municipal park settings. "Rock hounds" have known about this area for over 150 years, when the first discoveries of gem-quality tourmaline were found there. Since then, the area has experienced a great deal of mineral exploration, both commercial and amateur. Today amateurs may still search the mine tailings for apatite, tourmaline, and quartz specimens (special rules apply).
The park features approximately four miles of trails for non-motorized uses such as hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.