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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 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
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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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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
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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Known as “The Movie Railroad,” Railtown and its trains have been featured in hundreds of movies and TV shows. The 26-acre Historic Park offers seasonal steam train rides and special events, plus daily roundhouse and movie prop tours and a…
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10501 Reservoir Road
Jamestown, CA 95327
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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
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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