Tuolumne County Maps, Directions & Transportation Information

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Tuolumne County is located directly east of the San Francisco Bay Area in the Sierra Nevada foothills and mountain range of Central California.

The main highways leading to this picturesque, two-to-three-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area are Highways 108 and 120 from the west (the latter considered to be the most scenic and direct route to Yosemite National Park) and Highway 49 from the north.

Getting Here

From the San Francisco Bay Area:

  • Take I-580 E through Pleasanton and Livermoore
  • Keep left to continue on to I-205 E
  • Merge on to I-5 and use right 2 lanes to merge on to CA-120 E, continue to Manteca
  • Continue on CA-120 E and use left lane to merge on to CA-99 N in Manteca
  • Use right lane to merge back on to CA-120
  • Continue on CA-120 and turn left on CA-108/120 in Oakdale
  • Continue east on CA-108/120
  • Continue on CA-108 toward Sonora, Jamestown, Columbia and Sonora Pass destinations, or turn right on CA-120 to go to Groveland and Yosemite

Mileage and time (according to Google Maps) to Sonora, county seat of Tuolumne County and home to many hotels and historic inns:

From San Francisco: 132 miles (213 km), 2 hours and 31 minutes
From San Jose:
129 miles (209 km), 2 hours and 29 minutes
From Oakland:
124 miles (199 km), 2 hours and 15 minutes
From Dublin/Pleasanton:
98 miles (157 km), 1 hour and 54 minutes

 From the Sacramento Area:

  • Take CA-99 S to Stockton
  • Head east on CA-4
  • In Copperopolis, turn right on O'Byrnes Ferry Rd.
  • Turn left on CA-108/120
  • Continue on CA-108 E toward Sonora, Jamestown, Columbia and Sonora Pass destinations, or turn right on CA-120 E to go to Groveland and Yosemite

From Los Angeles/Southern California:

  • Take I-5 north to CA-99
  • Go north on CA-99 to Merced
  • In Merced, take the G St. exit and continue to Snelling Rd.
  • Turn right on CA-59 N
  • Turn left on J-59 N
  • Turn right on CA-108/120
  • Continue on CA-108 E toward Sonora, Jamestown, Columbia and Sonora Pass destinations, or turn right on CA-120 E to go to Groveland and Yosemite

GPS
Using GPS devices or apps isn't advised in this area. Map out your trip before you go.

WINTER CLOSURES
Please note that we experience winter closures on some of our mountain passes. Please visit the CalTrans website to find up to the minute travel information on these roads. For Yosemite National Park road conditions, call 209-372-0200.

Public Transportation:
Transportation from the towns of Tuolumne, Sonora, Jamestown and Groveland to Yosemite National Park is available on YARTS from mid-May through early-September.

Transportation to Tuolumne County from airports in San Francisco, Oakland and Sacramento and the AMTRAK station in Modesto is available in some cases. Call one of tour or taxi partners listed below.


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209-694-8294 View Website Map
We are the only taxi company in town that can give you the service an experience you deserve. When you ride With City Cab, You’re A Part Of The Cab Family!
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17016 N. Mono Vista Rd
Sonora, CA 95370
83495
209-533-5685 View Website Map
Columbia Airport is located within walking distance of the historic town of Columbia in the Sierra Nevada foothills at an elevation of 2118 feet. The airport features a lighted 4,650-foot paved runway and a 2,600-foot irrigated turf runway both of…
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10723 Airport Rd
Columbia, CA 95310
82611
209-732-5161 View Website Map
Offering socially and environmentally sustainable guided hiking, fly-fishing, Backpacking and sightseeing in Yosemite National Park through our innovative collective board worker cooperative.
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12693 Junipero Serra Way
Groveland, CA 95321
60859
415-357-0700 View Website Map
We are a sightseeing company leading unique small-sized tours to the most popular tourist destinations in San Francisco and beyond. Due to our small size we offer a distinct travel with friends feel.
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928 Harrison St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
78495
209-984-4888 View Website Map
We are the first and only factory authorized dealership in the Mother Lode. We offer full service with a complete selection of genuine Harley-Davidson parts, accessories, clothes, merchandise, collectables, leathers and unique T-Shirts.
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18275 Highway 108
Jamestown, CA 95327
60916
209-694-8747 View Website Map
Specializing in Tours, Bus Charters and Shuttle Services catering to small and large groups who want to enjoy a day or overnight trip.
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21001 Phoenix Lake
Sonora, CA 95370
60929
209-677-3183 View Website Map
The Mother Lode’s #1 choice for transportation and tours. Wedding shuttle, airport shuttle, corporate events, concerts, Yosemite tours, wine tasting tours and much more! Always door to door service.
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23184 Mark Twain Dr.
Twain Harte, CA 95383
83496
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Pine Mountain Lake Airport is owned and operated by Tuolumne County. Facilities on-site include: fueling, maintenance and parking.
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20980 Elderberry Way
Groveland, CA 95321
61002
209-524-0736 View Website Map
The Mother Lode’s #1 choice for transportation and tours. Wedding shuttle, airport shuttle, corporate events, concerts, Yosemite tours, wine tasting tours and much more! Always door to door service.
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3519 McDonald Ave
Modesto, CA 95358
81687
209-532-0404 View Website Map
Tuolumne County Transit serves Tuolumne County and the City of Sonora and surrounding communities with public transportation services. Ski Bus to Dodge Ridge Wintersports Area operates during ski season.
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