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.
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, 2 hours and 31 minutes
From San Jose: 129 miles, 2 hours and 29 minutes
From Oakland: 117 miles, 2 hours and 15 minutes
From Dublin/Pleasanton: 98 miles, 1 hour and 54 minutes
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.