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Need an escape from the day-to-day routine? It’s time you explored the public lands and urban trails in Tuolumne County! Yosemite National Park is only one of the scenic wonders in the Mother Lode area. Giant sequoias, pristine alpine lakes, waterfalls, rivers and streams all await you in the Gold Country. Step back in time at Columbia State Historic Park, climb aboard an authentic steam train at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, spend the day walking many of the local trails and stop for a picnic along the way. Then spend a night under the stars in one of the thousands of campsites on the Stanislaus National Forest. Getting into nature has never been so easy. It’s right in your back yard in Tuolumne County!

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Visitors Center 209-795-3840 View Website Map
Visitors get an up close look at Giant Sequoias at two groves within the Park. See the largest living things on earth and the “Big Stump!” Hike, camp and picnic.
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1170 California 4
Arnold, CA 95223
60842
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Gold was discovered in Columbia on March 27, 1850. By 1870, the “Gem of the Southern Mines” produced more than $1 billion (in today’s figures). Today the town still bustles with shops, exhibits and the lively activity of the 1850’s.
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11255 Jackson St.
Columbia, CA 95310
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A ¼ mile paved trail with signs along the way, leads to an overlook with sweeping views of the Middle Fork Stanislaus River Canyon, and Donnell Reservoir.
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CA
82057
209-965-3434 View Website Map
The Emigrant Wilderness is a glaciated landscape of great scenic beauty. The northeastern section of the Wilderness is characterized by volcanic ridgelines and peaks, with the remaining areas comprised of many sparsely vegetated, granite ridges divided by lakes and meadows.…
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1 Pinecrest Lake Rd.
Pinecrest, CA 95364
82056
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Take some time to get into nature without leaving town. Tuolumne County is full of public county and city parks and trails for everyone to enjoy. Some popular urban trails are the Dragoon Gulch Trail in Sonora and the West…
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A destination all its own, Pinecrest has been offering iconic family vacations for generations. Located just off Highway 108, this picturesque destination offers summer fun on the water and the trails. In winter, Dodge Ridge Ski Resort provides beginner to…
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CA
60887
209-984-3953 View Website Map
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10501 Reservoir Road
Jamestown, CA 95327
60999
209-532-3671 View Website Map
Welcome to the Stanislaus National Forest, where you can fish in over 800 miles of rivers and streams, stay in a campground, or hike into the backcountry seeking pristine solitude. You can swim near a sandy beach or wade into…
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19777 Greenley Rd.
Sonora, CA 95370
82543
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Tuolumne County has a rich history in the movie and TV industry. There have been over 200 movies and TV shows, from Back to the Future III, Unforgiven and Little House on the Prairie. Even John Wayne made a movie…
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18211 Main St.
Jamestown, CA 95327
82054
209-372-0200 View Website Map
First protected in 1864, Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more.
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9035 Village Dr.
Yosemite, CA 95389