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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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60813
1170 California 4
Arnold, CA 95223
Visitors Center 209-795-3840
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… read more
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60842
11255 Jackson St.
Columbia, CA 95310
Tours & Info 209-588-9128
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).… read more
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82057
1 Pinecrest Lake Rd.
Pinecrest, CA 95364
209-965-3434
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… read more
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82056

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… read more
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60887
10501 Reservoir Road
Jamestown, CA 95327
209-984-3953
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… read more
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60999
19777 Greenley Rd.
Sonora, CA 95370
209-532-3671
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… read more
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82543
18211 Main St.
Jamestown, CA 95327
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… read more
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82054
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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