Your Gateway to North Yosemite and Sonora Pass
Enjoy endless outdoor recreation, state and national parks, sight-seeing, star-gazing, history, shopping, wine and cider tasting, relaxation and more. A camera-ready view is around every bend…visit us today.
You won’t be bored with all the outdoor things to do in Yosemite and Tuolumne County! You will find breathtaking scenery and fresh mountain air.
From hiking in the Emigrant Wilderness to white-water rafting the Tuolumne River to camping under the stars in the Tuolumne Meadows Campground, Tuolumne County and Yosemite Country delivers on outdoor adventure.
If you feel like you might want to get immersed in some history, try gold panning or taking a ride on an authentic stage coach at Columbia State Historic Park or riding a famous steam train at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park.
Over half of Yosemite National Park is in Tuolumne County, and it’s the least crowded half. While most people head for Yosemite’s Valley Floor or opt to hike or climb the majestic
Yosemite Falls, Half Dome or El Capitan, there are alternative options to discover parts of Yosemite in Tuolumne County that are just as awe-inspiring. Hetch Hetchy has one of the longest hiking seasons of any of the park attractions due to its relatively low elevation. If a short, peaceful stroll is more
your speed, enjoy a tour through the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.
In nearby Groveland, you can experience a round of golf at the Pine Mountain Lake Golf Course, a horseback ride, a
biking adventure along the trails or a relaxing spa treatment at Rush Creek Lodge and Spa. The new 5,000 sq. ft. spa is available for private rentals and offers a variety of relaxing treatments. One of the best parts, it features an indoor waterfall and river rock beds to recreate the rushing waters and granite formations of Yosemite. You or your group can also enjoy an exhilarating raft ride down the scenic
Tuolumne River, followed by a cold drink at California’s longest continuously operating saloon, the Iron Door Saloon.
There are also several restaurants around town you can relax in at the end of a full day or call it a night at one of the historic lodging properties such as Hotel Charlotte or the
Groveland Hotel, which has live music, bourbon tastings and is rumored to be occupied by a ghost named Lyle, who has a reputation for dimming lights and moving items.
It is impossible to travel one of the Sierra national or state scenic byways without running straight through California's historic...Read more