Tuolumne County - Yosemite's Northern Entrance

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Over half of Yosemite National Park is in Tuolumne County--it’s the least crowded half too.

While in Yosemite, walk in the majesty of towering giant sequoias in the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias or in the incomparable and open scenery of Tuolumne Meadows, a spectacular subalpine meadow surrounded by granite domes and cliffs. Or, hike around Hetch Hetchy Reservoir to uncommon waterfalls that are comparable in beauty to their Yosemite Valley rivals.

Other highlights of the park include Yosemite Valley with its iconc cliffs like Half Dome and El Captian and towering waterfalls,  Wawona’s Pioneer Yosemite History Center and Glacier Point with spectacular view of Yosemite Valley and the high country in the spring through fall.


Directions:
There are four entrances to the park:

Tuolumne County's entrance on the northwest boundary of the park, on the most direct route from the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento, is the Big Oak Flat Entrance along Highway 120 from Modesto and Manteca. The Big Oak Flat Road continues into Yosemite Valley and to the Tioga Road (the continuation of Highway 120).
(Open all year, although chains may be required anytime from October through April)

The east entrance on Tioga Pass from Highway 395 is only open in the summer from about mid June through the fall when the snow fall begins sometime in November. Aways check road conditions by calling CalTrans at (800) 427-7623 and Yosemite National Park at (209) 372-0200.

The south entrance can be approached along Highway 41 North from Fresno. The Wawona Road continues into Yosemite Valley.
(Open all year, although chains may be required anytime from October through April)

The Arch Rock Entrance can be approached along Highway 140 West from Merced. The El Portal Road continues into Yosemite Valley.
(Open all year, although chains may be required anytime from October through April)

Check the road conditions in Yosemite, especially when traveling to the park October through April. Call (209) 372-0200; choose option 1, then 1 again.

 

Ride Public Transportation to Yosemite
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9035 Village Dr.
Yosemite, CA 95389
209-372-0200
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,… read more
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