For three vacations in one Northern California Destination Tuolumne County features High Sierra adventures, Gold Rush discoveries and Yosemite National Park explorations.
Authentic year-round adventure with hometown charm, Gold Rush nostalgic feels, crisp clean High Sierra air, and National Park wanderlust.
The famous Sierra No.3™ steam engine at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park and Stagecoach rides in Columbia State Historic Park
These annual events: Sonora Celtic Faire, Mother Lode Round-Up Parade and Rodeo, and the Historic Downtown Sonora Christmas Parade.
Tuolumne County is an exciting and diverse destination for any outdoor enthusiast. Whether it’s Yosemite, the High Sierra, Gold Country or all three, the experience is sure to please. Just 2 ½ hours east of the San Francisco Bay Area, Tuolumne County is easily accessible for year-round fun and adventure.
Gold Country is the perfect place for fishing, boating and camping at gorgeous reservoirs and hiking on countless miles of scenic trails. Gold Rush towns like Railtown 1897 and Columbia State Historic Parks, are alive with authentic vibes of a bygone era. Shopping, wine tasting, arts, live theater, fresh dining, and holiday events are abundant.
The High Sierra is ideal for hiking, camping, horseback riding, boating, fishing, backpacking and more. In spring, waterfalls galore appear, and wildflowers can be seen through September! Skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snow tubing are abundant winter pastimes.
The diverse landscape of the less crowded half of Yosemite National Park is unparalleled. Walking amongst ancient giant sequoias in the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias and frolicking in the expansive Tuolumne Meadows are a must. Uncrowded hiking trails around Hetch Hetchy Reservoir lead to uncommon waterfalls. Just outside of Yosemite, white-water rafting and mountain biking prevail.